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Tom's new movie! [Jan. 31st, 2013|07:51 pm]
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Very excited that Tom has a new role! Tom Hanks is the producer. Here's the description of "Parkland": "A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated."

He's working with all sorts of cool people: Jackie Earle Haley, Paul Giammati, Jackie Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Hanks and even Zac Ephron has a role!

It's not yet been revealed who Tom is playing & we've been speculating on twitter...perhaps Jackie Kenndy's bodyguard, Clint Hill? He was 31 years old in 1963, a former football player. Tom seems to have "blood" on his sleeve in the photo below (credit: TravisPMartin.) That would be an intense role to play; Mr. Hill is the last surviving person from the President's limousine.

Regardless of who he plays, YAY TOM, it's about time we saw you act again again!

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[User Picture]From: firebunny
2013-02-01 02:49 am (UTC)
Just read the Wikipedia entry on Clint Hill. Wow. If that is the character TW's playing it's probably a decent size role and he'd be amazing in it.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 02:51 am (UTC)
I'm aching to know! It's a huge cast of characters so he could be playing someone completely different...anyway, it's great to be having Tom spoilers & speculation again!
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[User Picture]From: firebunny
2013-02-01 03:00 am (UTC)
I've been reading up on the other two agents in the car and they're significantly older, too old for TW to play. He could be playing an agent from the second car, but I don't see how he would've gotten blood on him.

I wish they weren't so secretive about who he's playing. It's clear now he's been working on the film since last fall. Why would they wait until yesterday to announce it?
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 03:11 am (UTC)
I've been reading up on the other two agents in the car and they're significantly older, too old for TW to play. He could be playing an agent from the second car, but I don't see how he would've gotten blood on him.
Exactly - and he's not dressed like a doctor! If he is playing Clint, even if it's a small part, it should be good stuff!

It's clear now he's been working on the film since last fall. Why would they wait until yesterday to announce it?
I think they only started filming in Austin this week? He was probably cast in Dec. Hopefully the studio tracks the google analytics and sees how "Tom Welling" & "Parkland" blew up yesterday so they know what an enthusiastic fanbase he has. Would also be nice if the twitter set source told Tom he was fielding excited fans for the last 48 hours!
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[User Picture]From: firebunny
2013-02-01 03:35 am (UTC)
I think the buzz cut goes back to October. It could have been he was testing for the role back then and decided he'd have a better chance of being cast if he looked more the part.

In November he had to drop out of a celeb golf tournament that had been rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. The official reason his management gave the tournament was that he was filming that day. BUT when questioned by TW fans the tournament officials said it could've just been an excuse and to not take it as official news he had a new project.

It's the timing of the haircut and the missed golf game that leads me to say it's "clear" he's been working on it since last fall.

Gosh how I love over analyzing stuff like this! I really missed doing it.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 03:40 am (UTC)
Gosh how I love over analyzing stuff like this! I really missed doing it.
LOL, I know! And how meta-textually perfect is it that we're analyzing a JFK film?

Maybe they shot interiors and exteriors at different times & locations?
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[User Picture]From: firebunny
2013-02-01 03:50 am (UTC)
And how meta-textually perfect is it that we're analyzing a JFK film?
They're not telling us the whole story. It's a conspiracy.

They probably did build the interior sets on a sound stage. Parkland hospital probably looks quite different than it did 50 years ago.

Also, why are they shooting in Austin and not Dallas?

The more you look at it the more their cover story falls apart. It's so obviously a conspiracy.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 04:23 am (UTC)
ETA: Tariel22 has found out that Colin H. is playing a doctor...so Tom as Clint is seeming more likely!

Also, why are they shooting in Austin and not Dallas?

The more you look at it the more their cover story falls apart. It's so obviously a conspiracy.

WHAT ARE THEY COVERING UP? (Hopefully not Tom's chest...he'll have to take off that bloody shirt at some point!)

Edited at 2013-02-01 05:06 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: firebunny
2013-02-01 02:51 pm (UTC)
I'm now committed to TW playing Clint Hill, which is not a good thing. I never get what I want. :(

WHAT ARE THEY COVERING UP? (Hopefully not Tom's chest...he'll have to take off that bloody shirt at some point!)
And his pants! I'm sure there's blood and bits of brains on his pants as well. We just can't see it in the photo.

Sadly, I don't think this film will provide fan service the way The Fog did and have a scene where TW takes off his shirt in the middle of a conversation for no real reason.
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[User Picture]From: clarkscherry
2013-02-01 04:59 am (UTC)
Did you say Austin? I'm goinng to see my daughter for a week and I leave on Saturday. EEEE, I'll be in the same town as Tommy!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 05:05 am (UTC)
YES YOU WILL! KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN!!!!
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[User Picture]From: gyri
2013-02-01 02:50 am (UTC)
Wow, that is so cool! So happy for him!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 02:52 am (UTC)
He took his time and waited for a really interesting project - so pleased!
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[User Picture]From: twilighthdfan
2013-02-01 03:27 am (UTC)
Yay! so glad to hear we'll see him on the screen (soon-ish). And sounds like an interesting character if it is Clint Hill he's playing.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 03:40 am (UTC)
A friend thinks Colin Hanks may be Clint...but hopefully Tom's role is just as good and YAY for Tom on screen by fall!

ETA: Tariel22 has found out that Colin H. is playing a doctor...so Tom as Clint is seeming more likely!

Edited at 2013-02-01 05:07 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: twilighthdfan
2013-02-01 11:28 am (UTC)
Ooh, can't wait to see who he is! I'm sure he'll be awesome whatever part he's playing (although I'm kind of hoping for Clint now. LOL).
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2013-02-01 05:03 am (UTC)
Awesome to hear that Tom's got a new movie. :) Good for him. :D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 05:05 am (UTC)
I know! Both Tom & Mikey on the big screen in 2013! (Not together, alas, but maybe some day!)
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[User Picture]From: lonelywalker
2013-02-01 07:14 am (UTC)
Oooh, looks like an interesting project even if his role isn't huge. He's working with a lot of great people. And looking pretty nice in a suit!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 11:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's a real quality cast - great to see Tom in such good company!
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[User Picture]From: jeannev
2013-02-01 03:09 pm (UTC)
This picture is so funny to me because the angle in which his face is turned makes him look so different, but then you look at that ginormous body, and the way he's standing, and even the way he's holding the water bottle, and its our Tom! How strange that he's familiar to me in those ways, ya know?

I really hope he's playing Clint Hill. Having looked through the other cast members, I don't see any actor better suited for that role. But, I really wish we knew for sure. I'm sure we will eventually. In any case, he's working again, and not only does that give me hope that this marks his official return to acting, but it also makes me think my Sooper Sekrit theory on his disappearance may actually have some validity to it.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 11:57 pm (UTC)
How strange that he's familiar to me in those ways, ya know?
Yeah, the curve of his cheek and the angle of his head - THAT'S a Tom smile!

I really hope he's playing Clint Hill. Having looked through the other cast members, I don't see any actor better suited for that role. But, I really wish we knew for sure.
Since Clint is still alive, I wonder if they might rename the character for legal reasons? Hopefully Tom's management updates his IMDB soon: I want to KNOW!

it also makes me think my Sooper Sekrit theory on his disappearance may actually have some validity to it.
Ooh, what was your theory?
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[User Picture]From: jeannev
2013-02-02 01:40 am (UTC)
Well, it had occurred to me that WB might have made it worth Tom's while to stay out of the public eye until after the new Superman movie was released. It's probably nuts, but I just couldn't understand why he would abandon his career like that. And him resurfacing now, in a project that won't be released until well after MoS's release....well, it's just something to consider.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-02 03:02 am (UTC)
That's really interesting - hadn't even considered the timing of MoS. There could be definite advantages for Tom in a deal like that, especially if he still has his production company.
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[User Picture]From: la_belle_isa
2013-02-01 06:06 pm (UTC)
I'm completely on board with your Clint Hill theory. We just know Tom would kill in that role! Speaking of conspiracy theory, it's very fitting that they keep his character confidential!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 11:53 pm (UTC)
Who knows? Maybe Clint is a non-speaking role and Tom is someone completely different but he's bound to be great and look amazing!
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2013-02-01 09:05 pm (UTC)
Yay! Sounds like an interesting film as well.

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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-02-01 11:52 pm (UTC)
After his two and a half year holiday, Tom has chosen well! I picked up Michael's "Hit & Run" on dvd today so it's a good news movie weekend all around!
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