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Jun 23rd
02:59 pm
Zac to star and exec produce in new thriller  
Fuck if we know what it is about but god damn it, it will be SEXY!



From THR.com:

Zac Efron has signed to star in an untitled thriller for Mandate Pictures, which is being written by Leslie Dixon.

The plot is being kept under wraps but it is described as "a sexy thriller." The deal continues the evolution of Efron from the teen heartthrob of the "High School Musical" franchise to a more mature leading man, and also sees him stepping into producing shoes. He will act as executive producer with Mandate's Nathan Kahane.

Frequent Mandate collaborator Greg Shapiro of Kingsgate Films ("The Hurt Locker"), Jason Barrett, and Dixon will produce.

Nicole Brown will oversee the project for Mandate.

Efron and Dixon, a respected veteran writer whose credits include 1999's "The Thomas Crown Affair and "Freaky Friday," first worked together on "Hairspray."

No director is on board.

Efron, repped by CAA and Alchemy Entertainment, last starred in New Line's teen comedy "17 Again," which grossed almost $63 million domestically. Dixon is repped by CAA.


Explains why he was at "The Hurt Locker" prem.
 
 
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antisocialxgrlantisocialxgrl on June 23rd, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
That is a ggoooddd picture.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on June 23rd, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Shit just got real. O_O
germangirl89germangirl89 on June 23rd, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
lol
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bettybaby63bettybaby63 on June 23rd, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
OMG so excited :lol:

love this....."Fuck if we know what it is about but god damn it, it will be SEXY!"

pretty much sums it up LOL
s.: zef; heaven at nitesurrounds on June 23rd, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
so fucking excited.
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on June 23rd, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Zac news always comes out of left field.

and its never what we think its going to be.

love Leslie Dixon.
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on June 23rd, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
but i love that!!!!!!!!!

doing the bunny dance!

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zaccy23zaccy23 on June 23rd, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Omg I just had a major freak out on the bus!!! This is SO exciting!!!!!
Bee: Zac - EW - Lying on grass 1jeezbee on June 23rd, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Obviously it all depends on script, director & cast how it turns out but I'm really happy that he got something in the pipeline even though this project is certainly some time off. And I love that he's also producing it.

One downside: it's not set up at a studio yet.

Upside: Mandate Pictures is a very established production company which has had basically all their past and current projects with very few exceptions distributed from either speciality studios or mini majors (the one or other is even at one of the big 7 studios but mostly smaller distributors). Mandate is also a subsidiary of Lionsgate - a mini major (although it's my least favourite studio :() which distributes most but not all of their pics.

But hey, better than no distributor and considering that he produces, he should have a decent amount of creative control which is a good thing.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 23rd, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Mandate doesn't seem to have any sort of preference for one major studio over another so it's kind of wide open.

Leslie has some good scripts and some bad. Interesting to me that she was the writer for Dark Fields (which Shia pulled out of) and she's worked on the Birds remake. So thrillers seem to be her thing right now.
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sasha.: Zhand » light touch my handsashanaa on June 23rd, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
I just came. Mostly 'cos of the pic but also this idea really excites me haha.

Bee: Zac - GQ - On Top Parking Meter 1jeezbee on June 23rd, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
Also, it's an original project (no remake, no book adaption or any comic/manga/etc adaption etc) so nobody can bitch about him being all wrong cast or have her/his childhood memories destroyed.

This is a project where he has no resistance from the start and it can be taillered to his strengths. All good things.
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hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 23rd, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
post in ontd bb
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zettaiyozettaiyo on June 23rd, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
So excited! Why is his manager named as a producer? He was also a producer on 17 Again.
butterflybee260butterflybee260 on June 23rd, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)

YES!

I was just talking with someone last night about how I wanted him to have another project in the going. I'm happy.

(and it warms my heart that he's working with someone from HS :D)

Sexy thriller sounds good...I want to hear the plot but I'm excited!
lmv191lmv191 on June 24th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
I hope he's the villain! *fingers crossed* not some sappy guy running around being pursued, lol. He could do a GREAT serial killer, I'm sure of it. With the piercing eyes.
samwise gamgee.colfer on June 23rd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
i.... what? executive produer? when did this happen?
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 23rd, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
ikr? lol.

it makes me feel a little like:



but happy for him.
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sillycececatherish312 on June 23rd, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
hahah did you notice it says "producing SHOES"?
sillycece: zacEYEScatherish312 on June 23rd, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
oh wait nvm i thought it was a typo. now i reread it and it makes sense :p
superstar5622superstar5622 on June 23rd, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
I'm not so into thrillers but maybe...we'll see.
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on June 23rd, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
oh i love a good thriller..........Hitchcock is one of my all time idols!!!

there is a big difference between a good thriller, and a gory slash fest!!!!

*still excited LOL