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Zac Efron: 'Parkland' Star!

Zac Efron: 'Parkland' Star!

Zac Efron has just signed on to star in the upcoming flick Parkland!

The 25-year-old actor would join the cast of already announced stars Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, and Jackie Weaver, with Tom Hanks attached to produce.

The flick will center around the dramatic true story of the chaotic events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd 1963. Zac will play the role of Dr Charles “Jim” Carrico.

The movie is based on the book “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy”.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Zac Efron star in Parkland???

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40 Responses to “Zac Efron: 'Parkland' Star!”

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  1. 26
    BO Says:

    all his films are flops ? i beg to disagree . Lorax did well because of Taylor Swift ? again beg to disagree .lorax was marketed as ‘zac efron film ‘ not taylor swift film’ .so yup , it did well cause of him .TLO – a sturdy earning $90m grossing blockbuster which earned him 2 TCA wins . it was marketed as ‘his film ‘ again .the only thing in the film to recommend it was him since taylor wasn’t even heard of before .and he played the lead in the golden globe nom paperboy , don’t even talk about bo of it since it’s an indie . i can go on like this ,but not necessary .if there’s anyne who’s NOT been able to rpoduce a blockbuster on her own is your hudge pudge ’cause all the roles she’s done so far has been some subordinate role even in the much buzzed SB .even in it who shine are Selena and Franco .hudge gets the more or less attention as the other 2 girls .

  2. 27
    Derpina Says:

    The Lorax did well because almost all animated movies do well in box office, the movie overperformed but it is not because of it’s stars

  3. 28
    Derpina Says:

    Zac will just play opposite 2 Oscar Winners (Billy Bob Thorton & Marcia Gay Harden) and 2 Oscar nominees ( Jacki Weaver and Paul Giamatti)

    It’s very funny to see the haters trying to down his merits, saying it is a “indie”

    Surely it would be better if it were “Journey 3″, the big blockbuster, great as Avatar and Lord of the Rings, with Dwayne Johnson (irony)

  4. 29
    BO Says:

    All animated movies do so well at bo?not.happy feet 2 the bradd pitt’s anime was an eternal flop.and i coul provide u a list of animes that flopped.yes,it’s partly due to its cast led by the great heartthrob zefron that it overperformd and establishd a handful of records at bo and got included in the list of 21 oscar features

  5. 30
    Derpina Says:

    70mi for the first week is a expansive number that Zac (and any High School Musical Star) never achieved before

    Happy Feet flops because don’t sounds like a “funny” kind of movie, and had some competition

    Pixar sometimes don’t put “stars” in their movies and always do well

    But Pixar is Pixar

    If the movie is pre-selected it means nothing, this just indicates that the film is eligible, like all the animated movies released this year

  6. 31
    Liberty Says:

    1) To those of you are saying he is has been a bunch of flops….go look at the early years of Johnny Depp and Leo Dicaprio’s careers-among many other actors who started out doing flop after flop. It’s not a bad thing. It’s about building their reputation to casting directors- by doing different movies it shows they are versatile.
    2) To the people that compared his career with Vanessa Hudgens. A laughable notion. Two different people,two different careers. Zac has invested time behind the camera setting up a production company,which shows he has in interest in how movies are made. Vanessa is rumoured to be doing something in fashion,I remember reading awhile ago. Both are doing the indie route at the moment. It’s a lucrative route- a way to build up their acting CV without the pressure of big budget things. Yes they have both dabbled with the big budget movies, but they go back to indie/low budget movies. There is nothing wrong with this route.
    3)Both people mentioned above seem to do better in ensemble cast movies. Afterall that is how they started.
    4)Will be interesting to see him playing a doctor- guessing it’s some of his younger fans dreams come true-Dr Zac….

  7. 32
    FRUITFLY Says:

    I’m so happy for him!

  8. 33
    Liberty Says:

    To back up point number 4 I made earlier:


  9. 34
    M Says:

    I just glad to see him sign up for a movie that’s budget covers more than a daily trip to Starbucks.

  10. 35
    Derpina Says:

    For Just Jared people “success” means do Michael Bay movies

  11. 36
    amelia25 Says:

    Beautiful Zac!

  12. 37
    Bunnylover Says:

    @R: Well he is filming one right now! But e has been very busy this year promoting all the things he filmed last year.

  13. 38
    Tiffany Says:

    I am just so excited about the fact that he is going to be playing a doctor. am so psyched for this project.

  14. 39
    BO Says:

    Happy Feet 1 was a major success and it wasn’t funny either , so there’s no reason for its; sequel to flop just ‘;cause it’s ”not funny ” . And Lorax had great competition too from the much buzzed young adult film Project X.face it moron .Lorax was a total blockbuster which destroyed bo and done on a considerable lower budget than other animes .it’s specialty lies in the fact that it’s an ”environmental” film which don’t do all that well at box office .fyi , it’s one of the highest grossing feature films in the world . and not all the animes were subjected to Oscar consideration loser , only few of those relaesed ”worldwide” did !

  15. 40
    Rachel Says:

    A different project for him. All the best Zac! This is is an indie too. I have no problem with that but I hope he does a studio project soon. He is supposed to work in ‘Townies’ but I have no idea when they’ll start on that one.

    I am sure the haters here didn’t see liberal arts and the paperboy. He has done an amazing work in both of them!

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