Since Al has cancer, he convinces Jake that he has to go back into the past and finish the work he’s started. He has files and research about all sorts of people implicated in the plot, from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA operatives and Russian émigrés. The problem is, the past doesn’t like to be changed, and when Jake attempts it he is attacked by careening cars, falling chandeliers, and an army of cockroaches bent on his destruction.
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The potency of JFK’s assassination in the American imagination is distilled in this trailer for the Hulu Series based on Stephen King’s time-travel novel
Hulu reveals the first footage teaser trailer of its upcoming time-travel thriller ‘11.22.63,’ starring James Franco and produced by Stephen King and JJ Abrams.
“The Hollywood Reporter says James Franco will star as English teacher Jake Epping, who travels back in time to stop the assignation of President John F. Kennedy. The HULU miniseries, which will run a total of nine hours, is a joint project by [novelist Stephen] King and J.J. Abrams.”
King’s novel, 11/22/63, is based on the comforting but factually questionable notion that JFK was killed by one man alone for no reason. What King didn’t know when he wrote his book was how closely the CIA’s Counterintelligence Staff monitored Oswald in the four years before the tragedy of Dallas. Mistaking such facts for a conspiracy theory, King didn’t send Jack Epping, his time traveling hero, to Langley.
He might have intercepted Lee Harvey Oswald if he had. Declassified CIA records show clearly that Oswald, the future accused assassin, was well known to a host of senior CIA officers before JFK was gunned down in Dallas on November 22, 1963. (Even Times Magazine’s favorite JFK expert, the unemployed John McAdams, does not deny it.)