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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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jessica3311: Interview Magazinejessica3311 on June 24th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Im so excited for him!!! And executive producer....so proud of him!!!!

haha makes me think of foreshadowing of that Zac/Kenny HSM3 onset behind the camera creepy pic I posted yeterday LOL...WOAH LOL.

I didnt realize his manager Jason was exec producer for 17 Again & this...interesting....what is people's thoughts on that?

Like Bee said, not a fan of Lionsgate, but YAY for Leslie & the HS connection :D

I cant wait to hear more about the script. Im not really a thriller movie type person but Im a Zac movie type person so Im in ;) LOL Plus this is great to widen his male fanbase & fanbase in general :D
lmv191lmv191 on June 24th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
I love thrillers, but I hate horror movies, and it sucks when movie creators mix up the genres, lol. But if this is a really decent THRILLER, then I'm excited!

I'm kinda off-footed by the exec-producer thing. It's huge for him... I mean, at his age. A little young, no? If the project BOMBS, he'll be tarred and feathered both as an actor and a producer... eeekers... but hey, maybe he'll land Zef side up :-P
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jessica3311: Ellejessica3311 on June 24th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
So my friend Kayla who seen Zac in L.A. a few times last yr swears she saw driving by & saw Zac giving his card @ the valet(going in) at Katsuya. Grey beanie, black shirt & skinny jeans.....so shes like his he still in Montreal....im like idk LOL. & its right by Westwood theatre & tonight the Public Enemy Premiere....so just thought I would bring it up LOL.
lmv191lmv191 on June 24th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
Yeah... correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it only that one girl's twitter that was saying he stayed in Canada? Because there were some pap pics of Vanessa on set on Sunday released, and no Zef... which I'm pretty sure they would've gotten if he'd been there. I'm wondering if he didn't come back straight after the concert... maybe for Father's Day? (Yes, you see the wishful thinking here)
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rachel berry ★audrey on June 24th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
Oof! What shoot is that pretty picture from? And I'm down for a sexy thriller but I don't think I like Leslie Dixon.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 24th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
it's from details.

why don't you like leslie dixon?
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lmv191lmv191 on June 24th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
I get two cheap thrills out of this article:

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Zac-Efron-Wants-To-Thrill-You-13682.html

The title - lol. Cheap but effective.

Also, she's promoting the Zac Efron-serial killer plot I am so fond of :-P
j_is_for_justin on June 24th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
OMG
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on June 24th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
justin is that you with gaga?
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butterflybee260butterflybee260 on June 24th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)

So I finished reading CSC and am rather stunned. I don't think Zac's right at all for that role. I think he will rock it but I think they will totally have to change the character to make it fit him. I think he will be amazing though and really show some insane acting chops but I could not picture him AT ALL as the character.

I finished M&OW a few days ago and thought that was perfect for him though, the character totally reminded me of a 1930s Link!
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 24th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
Out of curiosity, can you specify what about the character Charlie you think doesn't fit Zac?
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germangirl89germangirl89 on June 24th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
ok so agin totally oot but those white things on zac tights are backing that injury story or do they?

http://i43.tinypic.com/ke92kl.jpg

I am confused... because if he wasn't injured than what the heck are they for?
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on June 24th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
i thought that as well when i saw that shot. also, in a lot of the bts stuff, he seems to always have one legged wrapped.

poor boy!
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Beejeezbee on June 24th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
New pic - I guess from yesterday:

http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20286961_20637975,00.html

He's doing new Robot Chicken it seems:

"Zac Efron keeps his luscious locks under wraps while leaving a Burbank, Calif., studio on Tuesday. The heartthrob was filming an episode of the sketch comedy series Robot Chicken with actors Seth Green and Breckin Meyer."



Edited at 2009-06-24 04:11 pm (UTC)
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on June 24th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
oh thanks for that!

looking hot!
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ohinternets on June 25th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
erm, i am holding my opinion on this project until we hear more about it. i'm not a fan of "sexy" thrillers but who knows.

i'm just here to spam you and tell you that in an interview on monday, lucas said he and zac still text and hang out, and that the previous evening, zac had invited him to a pool party at vanessa's house. aw. i thought you'd get a kick out of that :)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 25th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
do you like "not sexy" thrillers? ;)

i'm not sure why they felt the need to throw in sexy. actually, no, i know why they threw it in, lol. but it seems sort of silly. if he's in it and it's a thriller, it's 99% likely to be sexy.

i'm hopeful it'll be good. i think a thriller is a good move but if it is a shitty script, no way. i have confidence he'll ditch the project if it comes to that though. that is, after all, really why he jettisoned footloose (no matter what he says publicly).

and i like your lucas spam. that story makes me feel better about the recent post you made with that video of lucas. i didn't comment cause i think most of what i could have said was already mentioned.

it is hard to say if he intended any malice by it. my hope for that situation, is that he and zac and all of them laugh about it so he felt comfortable joking about it, even if it wasn't really a great idea. that's the kind of thing i'd do with my friends but no one advertises our jokes to the world.
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