Zac Efron Plays Doctor Who Tried to Save JFK in ‘Parkland’ Trailer


Former High School Musicalstar Zac Efron continues to take on more adult roles.

His latest is the Tom Hanks-produced Parkland, which tells the story of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963 and the chaotic aftermath as the nation mourned its president and tried to figure why it happened.

Zac’s character is a young doctor at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital who must work to save the life of JFK, with only the help of a nurse (played by Marcia Gay Harden).

Parkland also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, and Colin Hanks, and is set to hit theaters on November 8, which marks the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.