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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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hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 24th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
that does sound more interesting. and zuckerberg does look like cera. the other dude is maybe slightly hotter. i wonder if they could dorkify zefron enough for that.
Beejeezbee on June 24th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
While Zuckerberg's name is well known, I'm not sure how many people really know how he looks and in Hollywood everyone is better looking than in reality so I don't think looks alone would take him out of the race. It's Zuckerberg's character description in that letter which makes me think that they would go more likely for Cera and with the director's name they can get away with a lesser box office draw.

Edited at 2009-06-24 05:39 am (UTC)
Beejeezbee on June 24th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Lol. It didn't even take a day.

Fwiw, according to CNET Michael Cera and Shia are supposedly under consideration.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 24th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
ikr? i saw it on ontd and the reactions are lol.
Beejeezbee on June 24th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, interesting. I haven't been on ONTD all day yet... I'm going to have a look now.