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Jan 11th
12:52 pm
Charlie St. Cloud News Roundup: Pics, mentions, cast/crew stuff  
Some random set pics (only one w/ Zac):

^with Reverend Polk (via ZF)

From Empire Magazine's The Big 2010 Preview - Teen Heartthrobs:

Zac Efron is leaving his singing and dancing days behind him to twinkle his acting toes in Charlie St. Cloud on JUNE 25 [UK]. An adaptation of the slightly wet but rather charming book by Ben Sherwood, he plays a young man who keeps a promise to his dead brother never to leave him behind by living in a graveyard so he can hang out with his brother's ghost - until, of course, a girl comes along. After Me and Orson Welles this is only Efron's second grown-up starring role, so it will be interesting to see if he can confirm his status as a future superstar.

To be honest, it irritates me that everyone (and by everyone I mean specifically this outfit along with Dark Horizons) seems to forget about 17 Again. Clearly that wasn't a drama, and I know for some odd reason the film industry views comedy as a lesser art form, but I think the fact that Zac's comedy outperformed those of Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell, and Adam Sandler should mean something to Hollywood. Plus if we want to delve into semantics, technically 17 Again was a more grown up role than either Me and Orson Welles or Charlie St. Cloud... since he mostly played a 37-year-old. But whatever, I'm being difficult.

Excerpts from an article on article on Charlie St. Cloud camera operator Steve Campanelli

It's been a year of learning curves for Vancouver-trained camera operator Steve Campanelli.

First, he went to South Africa with Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and director Clint Eastwood to shoot the inspirational rugby story Invictus. Then he came back to Vancouver and hit the waters of English Bay with Zac Efron, finding their sea legs in the sailing-centred drama The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.

Campanelli finished three months work on Charlie St. Cloud with Efron and director Burr Steers in Vancouver last October, then joined Eastwood in France.

Filming on boats with Efron was made easier by the uncommonly great weather of Vancouver's summer and late fall.

"We shot in Gibson's, out on English Bay, sailing every day for a couple of weeks," he says. "It was a little challenging at first–we were all learning the first few days."

They used a special crane with a stabilized head and an arm that would hold the camera away from the boat, as well as Campanelli's hand-held filming on the boat.

"It was a learning curve, but once you get it, you know what works. Filming on water is always a challenge — the swells, the waves, two boats moving up and down against each other. Keeping your balance and also trying not to be seasick."

On land, the production had to cope with Efron's legions of teen fans. The star made a point of staying at the end of each day to take pictures with fans and sign autographs.

"If he did it during the day there'd be hysteria," says Campanelli.

I'm just going to link to this, but there is a great article about Charlie St. Cloud producer Marc Platt at THR: Former studio exec Marc Platt has become a top producer. The way they describe Marc's personality, it seems there are some interesting parallels between him and Zac.

Some random casting information. From King Talent:

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Shruti: Disney | Wizardrycalcified on January 11th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
I dare you to shop it into a dress.
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hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on January 11th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
everyone needs to stop picking on his hypercolor shirt. it was his dad's and he loved it so much he saved it from the early 90s just so he could wear it one day when he was grown up enough.
Shruti: Van | What I Don't Evencalcified on January 11th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on January 11th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Shruti: Zac | Sweet Baby Jesuscalcified on January 11th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on January 11th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
i have put it on my list but i have a lot of things to photoshop before i get to that.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on January 11th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
also i think i should change my journal subtitle (or w/e) to 'i milk my pet emu'
Shruti: Zac | Sweet Baby Jesuscalcified on January 11th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
Possibly. Also IA with your comment on 17 Again. Plus that was some of his best stuff, actingwise...
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on January 11th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
actually i just changed my name to that. i think that's what i really wanted.

i don't really understand why they keep ignoring 17 again. but w/e, it's not worth arguing with those places (esp. dark horizons) because they don't really care. d.h. would love to see him fail. fuck them, they'll have to deal with him sooner or later.
oh my god; that crazy bitch.: skins | fred & ef - now I've told youmetrocard on January 11th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
Re the first picture: that is the ugliest effing shirt I have ever seen. Seriously, that better not be part of his actual everyday clothing.

WTF I didn't mean to reply to Shruti.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on January 11th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
lol i just responded to your deleted msg. doh.
Beejeezbee on January 12th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Considering that this is in front of a trailer and the weird non-Zac hair, it might be wardrobe for the movie.
Shruti: Zac | Stranger Bitchcalcified on January 12th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
if so
I will kill this movie in its sleep.
vilain_garcon on January 11th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
omg how can anyone notice that shirt when his skin looks so good and his arms are so veiny and hot.
Shruti: Boy | Gold Lioncalcified on January 11th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
IF U SEE K-A-H-L-I-L: Selena Gomezvilain_garcon on January 11th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
we obviously have different priorities!
Shruti: Disney | La La Landcalcified on January 11th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
I thought we were one and the same - anything but ordinary...
¦ L a  R e i n e  M o e ¦: Zac looking like a giant rideprincessmoe on January 11th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
He looks so young!
It's Audrey not Aubrey: Let's Don't Be Sillyaudrey_za on January 11th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if we don't get a CSC teaser, trailer- something sooner than later I'm gonna cut a bitch (or just sit tight and wait like we've been doing).
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on January 11th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
no, let's cut a (picture of a) bitch. sounds more exciting.

It's Audrey not Aubrey: Laughaudrey_za on January 11th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
butterflybee260: pic#93915753butterflybee260 on January 11th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)

Cady, can I get a picspam? I have to go buy a new book after I already paid for one. :(
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on January 11th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)

is that his double for CstC???????
nahbruhbeeonkaa on January 12th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
I'm half certain that's Lucas Till. But don't quote me on that lol
ryanefronryanefron on January 12th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
yep thats lucas till.
nahbruhbeeonkaa on January 12th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
Lol WTF is that shirt.

At first I thought there was some weird light fixture && then I realized that the baby blue in his shirt was fading into that sunset-y orange hue.
jessica3311: NY M&OW Screeningjessica3311 on January 13th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
Haha oy that shirt but he looks so adorable in the pic so eh give & take LOL