Canadian distribution: Remstar Films has acquired Parkland and Dark Places in a deal with Exclusive Media while separately D Films has struck a deal with Cohen Media Group for The Attack.

Remstar plans an autumn release for Parkland, which is produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and recounts the chaotic events at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day John F Kennedy was assassinated.

Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti, Jacki Weaver and Billy Bob Thornton star and Peter Landesman directs from his screenplay.

Dark Places will star Charlize Theron as the survivors of a family massacre and is based on the thriller by Gillian Flynn. Production is set to commence in August in Louisiana. Gilles Paquet-Brenner wrote the screenplay and will direct. The film will open in 2014.

Remstar’s slate includes jOBS, Adore, Devil’s Knot and Dallas Buyers Club.

D Films will release The Attack [pictured] in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal on Aug 2 and roll out nationwide in the following weeks.

Ziad Doueiri’s adaptation of the bestseller by Yasmina Khadra tells of an Israeli Palestinian surgeon who is informed that his wife died in a suicide attack that she allegedly orchestrated.

The Attack premiered at Telluride and Toronto last year.