Historical dramas can provide career-changing opportunities for actors. Portraying a person that has already lived their life is a daunting challenge for a performer, challenging both the person and their craft. Jeremy Strong has been popping up recently in high-profile films such as Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln, and he'll be adding another high-profile character to his history. Appearing in the forthcoming drama centered around the assassination of President John F. Kennedy entitled Parkland, Strong will portray infamous shooter Lee Harvey Oswald. Dead on casting, if you ask me.
Despite Jeremy Strong's essential character, at least in the context of the historical event, there is no word at this time of how large of a role Lee Harvey Oswald will play in the film. Rather than focusing on the events that transpired during the parade, the film will instead follow the staff of the Parkland Hospital and how they deal with recieving the President after he was shot. Interestingly enough, Oswald was also brought to the Parkland Hospital after he was shot by Jack Ruby. Of course, it is also unclear how far after the former President's death that the film will tackle. Much like his more recent roles, Strong will be joining a powerful cast of stars such as Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Zac Efron, and Marcia Gay Harden. Peter Landesman, a former reporter for the New York Times, will be directing in addition to penning the script. The film is slated to be released late next year, ideally in time to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death.