19 December 2012 2:44 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Zac Efron (The Paperboy, The Lucky One) and Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River, Pollock) are set to join Oscar nominated Paul Giamatti (The Ides Of March, Cinderella Man), Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade, Eagle Eye) and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom) in the cast of Parkland produced by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and Exclusive Media, who will also be financing, it was announced today by Exclusive Media Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East.

Based on the epic book Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, by renowned author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, the adapted screenplay is written by award-winning journalist and novelist Peter Landesman, who will also direct Parkland marking his directorial debut. Parkland recounts the dramatic true story of the chaotic events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day President John F. Kennedy »

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