The latest JFK assassination film, “Parkland,” has announced it will be filming in Austin, Texas. “Parkland” stars Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, and Billy Bob Thornton, and is scheduled for a 2013 release.
The Kennedy assassination took place and Dallas, and it looks as though production, although based in ATX, may travel to other Texas locations. The movie is also expected to shoot additional scenes in Los Angeles.
Filming on “Parkland” is tentatively scheduled to begin on January 12, 2013. “Parkland” is being produced in part by Tom Hanks. [Source]
Exclusive outtakes of Zac Efron from a photoshoot for Men’s Health, which was taken earlier this year, have just been added to the gallery. Enjoy viewing them!
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GQ has released its list of “The 25 Most Stylish Men of 2012.” Among those making the cut are Daniel Craig, who takes the top spot, Zac Efron (#2), and Robert Pattinson (#6). Also included on the list are Bruno Mars, David Beckhamand Justin Theroux.
Here’s the list:
1. Daniel Craig
2. Zac Efron
3. David Beckham
4. Bruno Mars
5. Ewan McGregor
6. Robert Pattinson
7. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
8. Tyson Chandler
9. Justin Theroux
10. Nick Jonas
Here’s wishing you all the joys of the season. May you be blessed with peace, love and joy. Merry Christmas!
New York City hotspot The Box was the place to be on Thursday night. Matt Damon and wife Luciana, Jay-Z, Zac Efron and basketball player Baron Davis were all on hand for a performance from in-house entertainers the Hammerstein Beauties.
While Promised Land star Damon and his wife were “very lovey dovey,” Efron spent his evening with a group of friends, an onlooker tells People.
“Zac was getting a private show from the Hammerstein Beauties,” the source adds.
Meanwhile, Jay-Z and Davis sat with advertising executive Steve Stoute. But while Davis drank ginger ale all night and Stoute enjoyed a vodka cranberry, Jay-Z’s drink of choice was water.
“They all seemed to be really interested in the show,” the source adds. [Source]
Zac Efron was spotted on the set of his new movie “Are We Officially Dating?” on December 20, 2012 in New York City. Enjoy the pics!
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Zac Efron and Marcia Gay Harden have joined the cast of “Parkland,” the indie drama about the assassination of John F. Kennedy that will mark the directorial debut of scribe Peter Landesman.
Efron will portray Dr. Charles Carrico, a surgeon at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where Kennedy was rushed on Nov. 22, 1963, and later pronounced dead. Harden has signed on to play the part of emergency room nurse Doris Mae Nelson.
Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver came onboard the project during AFM in late October.
Variety first reported on Aug. 16 that Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman had come on to produce “Parkland.” Exclusive Media joined in October as a producer and financer.
Pic chronicles the events leading up to JFK’s assassination and Abraham Zapruder’s famous documentation of the event.
As part of the production deal, Exclusive Media optioned the rights to the book that provides the source material for the film, “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy” by former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. The work was published in 2007 by W.W. Norton & Co. and won the 2008 Edgar Award for best fact crime.
Landesman is adapting the screenplay. The film, to be shot in Austin, Texas, is being planned for a 2013 U.S. theatrical release to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination.
Exclusive Media’s Matt Jackson will oversee the production on behalf of the company, and Exclusive Media is handling worldwide distribution rights to the movie, which was introduced to buyers at AFM.
Efron was recently seen in “The Paperboy” and “The Lucky One” and will appear next in Sony Classics’ “At Any Price” with Dennis Quaid. “At Any Price” is being repped internationally by Exclusive Media.
Efron is currently shooting “Are We Officially Dating” in New York City.
Harden will next be seen in “Get a Job,” co-starring Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston and John Cho and to be released by CBS Films in 2013. She is currently filming “Elsa and Fred.”
Efron is repped by CAA and Harden is repped by UTA, Framework Entertainment and Schreck Rose. [Source]
Up-and-coming thesp Mackenzie Davis, whose performance in Drake Doremus’ Sundance pic “Breathe In” is earning buzz in advance of the festival, is set to join Zac Efron and Miles Teller in the indie movie “Are We Officially Dating?”
Tom Gormican is writing and directing the romantic comedy, which Treehouse Pictures’ Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen are producing with Scott Aversano and Andrew O’Connor. QED Intl. is handling international sales.
Gormican’s script, which appeared on the 2010 Black List, follows three male friends in Manhattan who make a pact to remain single just as each starts to fall in love.
Davis replaces Deborah Ann Woll in the pic, which co-stars Imogen Poots and Michael B. Jordan. Thesp will play the ex-wife of one of the three leads.
Davis, who appeared in James Ponsoldt’s “Smashed,” recently wrapped Michael Dowse’s romantic comedy “The F Word,” which stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. She’s due to break out at Sundance with a key role as Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan’s daughter in Doremus’ “Breathe In,” which is expected to be a hot acquisition title. Davis is repped by UTA and Thruline Entertainment. [Source]
Zac Efron was spotted walking around the set of “Are We Officially Dating?” in Soho, New York City, on 15 December 2012. Enjoy the pics below!
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