17 August 2012 5:34 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Remember when Tom Hanks “shook” John F. Kennedy’s hand in Forrest Gump?

Well, Hanks is returning to similar, much darker territory as co-producer of a new film about the late president’s assassination.

A publicist for Hanks has confirmed to EW.com that Hanks and his Playtone Productions partner Gary Goetzman are making a film titled Parkland, helmed by first-time director Peter Landesman. The ensemble drama revolves around the events surrounding JFK’s shooting death in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

Oliver Stone’s 1991 movie JFK was filled with conspiracy theories and cover-up plot twists about Kennedy’s murder, and Stone »

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