‘Smallville’’s Tom Welling Joins ‘Parkland’

Peter Landesman’s drama recounts the events that occurred the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Tom Welling joins Parkland
Tom Welling joins Parkland
Tom Welling has joined the all-star cast of Peter Landesman's upcoming drama Parkland.

Based on the book Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by author Vincent Bugliosi, the story centers on the true story of the chaotic events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963.

The film already has Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, James Badge Dale, Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, David Harbour and Ron Livingston starring.

Tom Welling is best known for his role as Clark Kent in The CW's Superman series Smallville.

Production will take place in Austin, Texas and is expected to release around the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

Parkland was released September 20th, 2013 and stars Marcia Gay Harden, Zac Efron, Mallory Moye, Paul Giamatti, Bitsie Tulloch, Ron Livingston, Jason Douglas, David Harbour. The film is directed by Peter Landesman.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (13)

  1. CUPID

    Good to see him back

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  2. WongFu

    Tom produced Hell Cats - that TV series about cheerleaders and has his own Production company. finding projects and producing them takes time.
    As of acting - out side of Smallville, I found he was in bad films. I hope this film brings him back into the light.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  3. Corey W.

    Sweet! He disappeared when Smallville ended in 2011. Great to see him opening up to some roles!

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Roberto-Mata Sadly, the audience doesn't appeal to him as much as Captain America, Thor and Stark

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. ejk1

    @Roberto-Mata@bawnian-dexeus As the Daredevil expert here, I can tell you that he does a lot, but he is not a fit for The Avengers. As for Welling, he played Clark Kent for ten years. Since they chose not to give him the role in Man of Steel, he should leave the comic book roles alone.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. Roberto Mata

    @bawnian-dexeus They need a strong story, were we could see the Hulk more than 3 times with Bruce Banner not just running from the goverment and doing something important.

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Roberto-Mata Because of the numbers. Even with a partial reboot to the character, Hulk hasn't done well on his own, so he'll be used as an ensemble rather than solo.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. Roberto Mata

    @bawnian-dexeus The problem with Daredevil is that he doesn't do much, I wonder if Joe Carnahan is still attached to direct. Also I'm wondering, why are they leaving the Hulk, without his own movie, they should do a second part, or he will just be in The Avengers sequels.

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Roberto-Mata Meh, I don't consider him that useful for phase three. He'd have a better shot in his own new cinematic series

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. Roberto Mata

    @bawnian-dexeus He fits the role, but he fits Daredevil too, and who knows now that the rights were revert back to Marvel, we could see the character in phase 3.

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Roberto-Mata I'd rather he go back to DC and play Shazam

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Roberto Mata

    He is a great actor, he should play a Marvel, superhero, Doctor Strange? Star Lord? Daredevil?

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

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