The relevant part to us:
There is optimism on the romance front with the Zac Efron-toplined "Charlie St. Cloud," which is set for a release next year. For some, the movie conjures up comparisons to such hits as the "Ghost" and "The Notebook," and studio execs hope the weepie brings some joy back to Universal City.
My thoughts to Universal/Burr/Zac/et al.:
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud has the potential to be a beautiful, heart-wrenching movie, please try not to fuck it up with pop culture references.
And make sure Zac looks like ------------------------>
And if you are unhappy with leaks, just put a stop to them. Loose lips sink ships, bbs and I'm not talking about the Querencia.
ETA: Tess's casting has hit the trades, finally:
Actress sees 'St. Cloud' formation
Amanda Crew to star opposite Zac Efron in adaptation
Amanda Crew has signed to star opposite Zac Efron in "Charlie St. Cloud," Universal's supernatural romantic drama that's being directed by Burr Steers. Marc Platt is producing.
An adaptation of the Ben Sherwood novel, the story centers on a cemetery caretaker (Efron) who has weekly meetings with his younger brother, whose accidental death he blames on himself. He meets a young woman (Crew) believed to be missing in a sailing accident and begins a romantic relationship with her but soon wonders if she is an apparition on the way to the next life.
Steers rewrote the screenplay's most recent draft by Lewis Colick.
Universal's Donna Langley, Kristin Lowe and Anikah McLaren are overseeing the project for the studio.
Crew, repped by IFA Talent Agency and Play Management, starred in the recent comedy "Sex Drive" and appeared in the horror hit "The Haunting in Connecticut."