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Sep 1st
07:38 am
Art of the Steal has a writer  
From Variety:
Max Borenstein will write the thriller "Art of the Steal" for Warner Bros.

Zac Efron is attached to star and is producing the pic with Jason Barrett, Kevin McCormick and David Klawans.

"Steal" is based on Joshuah Bearman's Wired magazine article. Efron and Barrett are producing through their Warner-based Ninjas Runnin' Wild banner and McCormick through his Warner-based Langley Park shingle.

Story centers on a con man who plans and executes a series of elaborate heists, all while leading a double life as an upstanding citizen.

Borenstein is also penning Warner Bros.' feature adaptation of the spy drama "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." His script "Jimi," a biopic about Jimi Hendrix, was on the Blacklist last year and is set up at Legendary Pictures.

Variety also added that he is starring. THR's last report did not confirm that, so idk if Variety is inferring it or if someone provided them that additional info. Hopefully the latter.
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Beejeezbee on September 1st, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Love that there is development and it's not just sitting there as optioned property.

Following the Playlist's reporting, it turns out the guy has written another Blacklist script (for 2008) which doesn't seem to have gotten anywhere but shows that he talented. Getting a script on the Blacklist in two consecutive years is certainly not easy, esp when you're young (which is just an assumption but considering that he basically doesn't have any credited work yet but a lot of assignments not unlikely).

This seems like an decent choice.

ETA: The Variety article has now been updated with a pic of the guy... yup, he's young.

Edited at 2010-09-01 02:40 pm (UTC)
Emilie SeghierEmilie Seghier on September 1st, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)

it's official ?
IceGoddess: I see you dirty litte secretccmskatechick on September 1st, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Positive progress on this project makes me happy & gives me a shread of hope
livingwell100livingwell100 on September 1st, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Glad he's got so many varied choices. Now if they can just avoid overexposure and schedule wisely.

I hope all of these new projects are well spaced to give the audience a chance to miss him a bit. I don't want a Demi Moore "not him again" situation.

oh my god; that crazy bitch.: efrons | good storymetrocard on September 1st, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Choice
I wouldn't worry about that too much given that he's got all of these projects, yes, but look at how long they are taking to develop. It's pretty slow and steady.
livingwell100livingwell100 on September 1st, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Choice
You're probably right

Heist Society
Snabba Cash
the Art Of The Steal

Am I the only one picking up a genre theme again. Though I have to admit I like it better than the romance genre he is in now

I guess I just want a great dramatic character role for him - i want him to have his Good Will Hunting type of role that stands Hollywood on it's ear
zacefronfan26 on September 2nd, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
This Sounds like amazing Project for Zac.