Another Hollywood heartthrob could be heading to town soon. Zac Efron has joined the cast of "Parkland," a drama revolving around the John F. Kennedy assassination which is set to film in Austin.
The historical drama, which also stars UT alum Marcia Gay Harden, Texas Film Hall of Fame honoree Billy Bob Thornton and character actor Paul Giamatti, recounts events at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was murdered. The film is co-produced by Tom Hanks.
Efron follows in the footsteps of the similarly heartthrobby (and tumblr-inducing) Ryan Gosling, plus Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender, who have been seen all over Austin while filming the Untitled Terrence Malick Project.