UK release moved back to November 22 to mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

Koch Media has moved the UK release of Parkland from Nov 8 to Nov 22.

The film recounts the events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated, November 22, 1963.

It premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Sept 1 and went on to screen at the Toronto Film Festival. It will play during the BFI London Film Festival this week [Oct 16], where it is nominated for best film.

Based on the book Four Days In November by Vincent Bugliosi, the adapted screenplay is written by award-winning journalist and novelist Peter Landesman, who is marking his directorial debut.

The dramatic thriller is produced by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, as well as Exclusive Media, and The American Film Company.

It stars Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver and Paul Giamatti as well as Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass and Colin Hanks.

Exclusive Media has previously licensed the drama to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Latin America.

Other deals will see the film distributed in Australia and New Zealand (Roadshow); France (Metropolitan); Italy (RAI); Israel (United King); Hong Kong (Golden Harvest); India and Pakistan (Tanweer); Indonesia (PT Amero); the Philippines (Captive); Singapore (Golden Village); Taiwan (Catchplay); Thailand (M Pictures); and the Baltic States (ACME).