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Zac Efron & Marcia Gay Harden Set to Star in "Parkland"

Posted Wednesday December 19, 2012 4:20 PM GMT

You won’t have to wait too much longer to see Zac Efron on the big screen. Today (December 19) it was announced that the “High School Musical” star will join Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver in “Parkland.”

The Peter Landesman written and directed film is based on the novel “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy" and will be produced by Tom Hanks' production company Playtone.

“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,” Guy East and Nifel Sinclair, co-financers of the film said.

“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.”

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