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Look Out Tom Hanks, Rival JFK Assassination Pic 'Dallas In Wonderland' Also On The Way

by Joe Cunningham
January 17, 2013 5:44 PM
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As sure as day follows night and night follows day, if there’s a project developing in Hollywood, you can bet that there’s a project elsewhere being developed based on similar subject material. For a few months now we’ve known about the Tom Hanks produced JFK assassination drama, “Parkland,” which already boasts a cast including Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden and Zac Efron. That film will dramatize the events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963. Maybe it’s because the 50th anniversary of that event is fast approaching, but now there’s another film based around the assassination on its way from “Queens of Country” writer-director Ryan Page.

Page will write (alongside Adam Parfrey) and direct a conspiracy thriller going by the name of “Dallas In Wonderland," which will center around a documentary filmmaker and his producer who are hired by a TV network to do a puff piece for their planned motorcade reenactment that will take place during a televised memorial ceremony. Finding themselves “wrapped up in the network’s plot” to prove that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman, the pair close in on the central narrative surrounding JFK’s assassination, leading to the climax of the event playing out once more on the nation’s television screens.

Page believes that he and Parfrey have come up with “an altogether new kind of thriller, featuring the very latest research done in the JFK assassination case.” That might be the case, but from the above synopsis we think it already sounds kind of dumb, and its title doesn’t do it any favors on that front either. We guess there’s a gap in the market for this after Jonathan Demme let his option on Stephen King’s JFK thriller “11/22/63” expire, but of the two JFK projects in development, we’re definitely more excited about Hanks’ “Parkland “ at present. For some reason this is making us think of “Vantage Point,” and that’s really not the best touchstone to have if you’re going to get excited about a new movie. [Variety]

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  • capo | March 20, 2014 5:43 AMReply

    Who knew Hanks was such an idiot! Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump investigates. LOL. Goodbye Tom! Best wishes, former fan.

  • fishfry | August 30, 2013 11:54 PMReply

    There's no market for fiction about that case. The people want the truth. If we want fiction we can just read the Warren Report.

  • Betty | March 13, 2013 12:06 AMReply

    Dallas in Wonderland - awesome title! The summary is brilliant. Totally disagree with Mr. Cunningham describing the plot as "dumb". Interesting adjective used by a writer. Parfrey and Page -- LEGIT. Finally a film that will show the masses how our gov't has been so negligent surrounding the case. JFK would be proud.

  • Jo Jo | March 12, 2013 8:04 AMReply

    I think you will be in for a big big surprise with this film. Adam Parfrey has some very interesting material that is not known to the general public. I'd say "watch & see." I don't go to movies very often anymore because they all do seem to be recycled plots with the same old endings. This one promises to be fresh and new. I love surprises!!

  • Reverend Loveshade | February 6, 2013 1:10 AMReply

    Yeah, "Dallas in Wonderland" sounds like a pretty lame movie plot. Here's three other pretty lame movie plots:

    1) This guy named Rick runs this bar that's Spanish for "White House" while there's a war on. This woman comes in who has a boring husband who thinks he's going to do something important and this black guy sings and plays this song on a piano. Also there's a lot of talking.

    2) This little girl falls down a rabbit hole and meets a bunch of talking animals who don't make any sense. Then she meets talking cards who don't make any sense. Then she wakes up.

    3) This sinister evil bad guy makes this ring then loses it. So this short guy with hairy feet get it. He wants to get rid of it because it's bad, but the only way he can do that is to go on vacation and drop it in some volcano.

  • Bob | January 25, 2013 12:22 AMReply

    Interested in who really killed JFK? Who gave the orders? What famous movies and songs told you about it a long time ago?

    All details explained in pdf document, available for free download at:

    jackieiskillerqueen DOT blogspot DOT com

  • Dave Fairy | January 20, 2013 11:25 PMReply

    Mafia Kingfish by John H. Davis

  • Robert Morrow | January 20, 2013 4:47 PMReply

    If you want to get quickly “up to speed” on the JFK assassination, here is what to read:

    1) LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination by Phillip Nelson
    2) JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters by James Douglass
    3) Brothers: the Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot
    4) The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour Hersh
    5) Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty by Russ Baker
    6) Power Beyond Reason: The Mental Collapse of Lyndon Johnson by Jablow Hershman
    7) Operation Cyanide: Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III by Peter Hounam (LBJ engineered the attack on the USS Liberty)
    8) Inside the Assassinations Records Review Board Volume 5, by Doug Horne
    9) Watch "The Men Who Killed Kennedy - the Guilty Men - episode 9" at YouTube -
    best video ever on the JFK assassination; covers well Lyndon Johnson's role
    10) Google the essay “LBJ-CIA Assassination of JFK” by Robert Morrow
    11) Google “National Security State and the Assassination of JFK by Andrew Gavin Marshall.”
    12) Google “Chip Tatum Pegasus.” Intimidation of Ross Perot 1992
    13) Google “Vincent Salandria False Mystery Speech.” Read every book & essay Vincent Salandria ever wrote.
    14) Google "Unanswered Questions as Obama Annoints HW Bush" by Russ Baker
    16) Google "Did the Bushes Help to Kill JFK" by Wim Dankbaar
    17) Google "The Holy Grail of the JFK story" by Jefferson Morley
    18) Google "The CIA and the Media" by Carl Bernstein
    19) Google "CIA Instruction to Media Assets 4/1/67"
    20) Google "Limit CIA Role to Intelligence" Harry Truman on 12/22/63
    19) Google "Dwight Eisenhower Farewell Address" on 1/17/61
    20) Google "Jerry Policoff NY Times." Read everything Jerry Policoff ever wrote about the CIA media cover up of the JFK assassination.

  • Bob | January 19, 2013 8:57 PMReply

    Interested in who really killed JFK? Who gave the orders? What famous movies and songs told you about it a long time ago?

    All details explained in pdf document available for free download at:

    jackieiskillerqueen DOT blogspot DOT com

  • Doug | January 18, 2013 5:36 PMReply

    I'm only interested in the project that tells the truth, not the one that perpetuates the lies. In that regard, 'Parkland' seems far more compelling, seeing as it is based on Vince Bugliosi's excellent book, "Reclaiming History" from 2007.

  • Howard Schumann | January 17, 2013 8:30 PMReply

    I'm only interested in the project that tells the truth, not the one that perpetuates the lies. In that regard, Dallas in Wonderland seems far more compelling.

  • hank | January 17, 2013 7:52 PMReply

    Adam Parfrey always wins.

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