Efron Closes in on Nicholas Sparks Film and ROMEO & JULIET Adaptation
Deadline.com reports that Zac Efron is close to signing on to two future feature films. The first is Warner Brothers' 'The Lucky One,' Will Fetters and Doug McGrath's adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel, directed by Scott Hicks. In it, Efron would play a soldier returning from Iraq seeking the girl in his "good luck" photograph. The second film is 'Die in a Gunfight,' an original screenplay by recent NYU graduates Andrew Berrer and Gabriel Ferrari. In it, Efron would play a Romeo-type young man in a romance forbidden by two feuding families.
Zac Efron was born and raised in Northern California. One of Hollywood's most promising young talents, his career in film and television continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects. Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Zac quickly attracted attention and became the breakout star of the Emmy Award®-winning Disney Channel phenomenon "High School Musical." He reprised his role as Troy Bolton, head of the basketball team, in "High School Musical 2," which broke cable TV records as it garnered 17.5 million viewers, and again in "High School Musical 3: Senior Year", which grossed in excess of $250 million at cinemas worldwide. His other television credits include a recurring role on the WB series "Summerland" and guest-starring roles on "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," "ER," "The Guardian" and "C.S.I. Miami". He made his feature film debut in the box-office hit "Hairspray", for which he won an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance. The film won the Critics Choice award for Best Ensemble and the cast was also nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award. Most recently he starred alongside Matthew Perry and Leslie Mann in the film "17 Again," a "Big"-like dramedy in which a 36-year-old man wakes up in the body of a high school senior. Zac starred on stage in the musical "Gypsy" and has appeared in productions of "Peter Pan," "Mame," "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Music Man". Efron was recently seen in "Me and Orson Welles". His current projects include "Charlie St. Cloud" for writer/director Burr Steers.
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