JFK ‘Assassination’ Thriller Lines Up The Most Incredible Cast In Hollywood

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A slew of Hollywood’s greatest talents have lined up to star in “Assassination,” which tells a version of events surrounding the murder of former President John F. Kennedy from the mob’s perspective, Deadline revealed Monday.

Al Pacino (“The Godfather”), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”), John Travolta, (“Grease”), Shia LaBeouf (“Holes”), Courtney Love, and Rebecca Pidgeon have all signed on to star in the film from Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet (director) and Nicholas Celozzi (writer), Deadline announced on Monday. The film is a reimagining of JFK’s assassination, as seen from the perspective of the Chicago mob run by Sam Giancana, who is writer Celozzi’s great uncle.

The movie will assume the mob alone had JFK murdered, even though everyone who can read should be fairly confident that the CIA probably had a lot to do with the former president’s brutal and untimely death too.

“With the undeniable talent of David Mamet at the helm and our stellar cast led by Viggo Mortensen, Al Pacino, Shia LaBeouf and John Travolta, the stars have truly aligned. Assassination is a riveting and gripping thriller set in a pivotal period in American history, brilliantly crafted by Mamet – it’s an absolutely fantastic project,” Arclight Films chairman Gary Hamilton said of the project, which he is executive producing, Deadline noted. (RELATED: ‘Ancient Apocalypse’ Is Revolutionary, Beautiful, A True Must-See Series)

The true nature of JFK’s murder remains largely unknown. Everyone from Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson to podcaster Joe Rogan wants to know what really happened. So, perhaps this film will be a fascinating thriller to distract us from the truth.