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Zac Efron Signs On for JFK Drama ‘Parkland’

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Zac Efron is the latest celeb to sign on for the upcoming ensemble film, “Parkland,” which chronicles the events at Parkland Hospital, where John F. Kennedy was taken the day he was murdered.

The movie will be filmed in Dallas, TX, where JFK was killed in November 1963. Other stars who have signed on for the project include Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti and Billy Bob Thornton.

Exclusive Media co-chairman Guy East and Nigel Sinclair said in a statement, “Zac Efron continues to impress us with his recent shift into more dramatic roles which showcase his exceptional acting skills and Marcia Gay Harden is an unparalleled actress who gives tour de force performances in every film she appears. We look forward to seeing their combined talent in Peter Landesman’s powerful and mesmerizing story alongside the excellent cast already attached to this film.”

November 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Plans are to release the film at that time to coincide with the anniversary.

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