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Apr 14th
07:29 pm
Zac Efron finally grabs Snabba Cash  
From Heat Vision:

Get ready for Zac Efron, the coke smuggler money launderer [changed late by HV].

Efron is attached to star in and produce a remake of “Snabba Cash,” the hot Swedish property that was the subject of a heavy Hollywood bidding war and has just found a home with Warner Bros.

Warners bought the remake rights for Efron to produce via the new Warners-based shingle he runs with manager Jason Barrett.

Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are producing, along with original producer Fredrik Wikstrom. Michael Hjorth will exec produce.

“Snabba” is based on a novel by Jens Lapidus and was a major hit in its home country. The thriller followed three interconnected storylines involving drugs and organized crime, with the main character a young man (played in the original by half-American Joel Kinnaman, poised for an international break-out) who hopes to strike it rich quickly by becoming a runner for a coke dealer.

Many producers and companies were vying for remake rights to the movie, whose buzz began at the Berlin Film Festival. UTA threw a reception for the movie’s filmmaker Daniel Espinosa at the Hammer Museum in late March night and screened his movie.

From then, offers started to pour in like easy money (which is what "snabba cash" means in Swedish) from Universal, Summit, Paramount, Fox, the Weinstein Company, Mandate and Warners.

The deal, in the high six figures, has a progress to production, or “short fuse” clause, which means that if Warners sits on it for too long, the rights revert back to the producers.

Jon Berg is overseeing for Warners.

For Efron, repped by CAA and Alchemy Entertainment, “Snabba” represents the latest opportunity for the young actor to grow beyond the teen roles that made him a star.

Tre Vanner Produktion, the banner behind “Snabba,” is repped by attorney Linda Lichter.


But when will we know what he shoots next?

Edited with updated version from HV
 
 
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Shruti: Zac | Hot To Deathcalcified on April 15th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
yr ants in yr pants are showing
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 15th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
ik :( lol

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Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on April 15th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
Congrats Zac!

IceGoddess: I see you dirty litte secretccmskatechick on April 15th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
Fantastic - way to go there Z!
jessica3311: Adam & Zac in Japanjessica3311 on April 15th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
the thriller follows three interconnected storylines...

Im goin to be so lost I feel with this movie...Im so not a thriller type movie fan but Im excited to see Zac do something new....& Ill support whatever he does! :)
pamylpamyl on April 15th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Honestly, I don't know if I should be happy about this or not. We'll see how it goes I guess. Any new venture is a great experience for Zac I think?
Beejeezbee on April 15th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
I'm glad the deal worked out. It sure is 180° from HSM. Very gritty and dark (definitely R-rated if someone was wondering).

A FYI for any German speakers here...

The book is not available in English yet but since Scandinavian thrillers have been becoming more and more popular here, the book IS available in German. You can order it at Amazon.
summertimecarol_rio on April 15th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
That's great

Now I want to know more about it.
nahbruhbeeonkaa on April 15th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Fantastic, I was hoping they'd win the bidding war.

&& with the short fuse clause, I'd assume they'd wanna hop on this as quickly as possible. I'm assuming it won't be sitting for longer than a year at least, since the bidding war for the remake rights started in January according to Cinematical.

Since Sexy Thriller is still a work in progress along with Fire, I'm more inclined to believe this would be put into production sooner than the other titles they've acquired to produce.
Shruti: Disney | Sucka MCscalcified on April 15th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
So Cady and I were talking about this but both of us idiotically forgot Sexy Thrilling (HOW DARE WE). But basically we're trying to figure out 1. exactly what comes next for him, and 2. when. Actually it's mostly Cadera, while I make comments about how he's not a life failure if he doesn't start filming this summer. Hence my comment to this post.
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CSC/Snabba - livingwell100 on April 15th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
oh my god; that crazy bitch.: z | like 9 AM on a Tuesdaymetrocard on April 15th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
I'm all over this like ants on peanut butter.

Or something. I think I just made this up, or it might actually be a legit phrase. Point is, I LOVE THIS, GOOD CHOICE, Z, GOOD CHOICE.
nahbruhbeeonkaa on April 15th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
... everyone knows ants like jelly better D, GOSH.
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bettybaby63bettybaby63 on April 15th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
this sounds like a great role!!!!!

here is a little more description as well.

http://www.collider.com/2010/04/14/zac-efron-to-star-and-produce-remake-of-swedish-crime-thriller-snabba-cash/


very excited!!!!
graceny17 on April 16th, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks for sharing the clip . . . nice to put film to all these descriptions going around. The one with English sub-titles was really awesome. Looks like it will be a challenging role for Zac and when he succeeds with it he'll have an opening to the fan base he's been moving towards.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on April 15th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
This is interesting news. I'll definitely be more excited when filming dates or a schedule is released. :)
zaccy23zaccy23 on April 15th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Amen!
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Audrey: zac/suit-upkylijah on April 16th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that - this is great news... I'm very excited!
Just hoping he doesnt have to match the original hairstyle too... just saying (it's always about the hair!)