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Sep 30th
06:51 pm
Snabba Cash takes another step forward  
From LA Times:

EXCLUSIVE: Two of the hotter Hollywood stories of 2010, at least on the creative side, are coming together.

"Snabba Cash," the Zac Efron-starring remake of the Swedish crime drama that we told you about last March, is getting a writer with some significant buzz of his own. The scribe in question: Noah Oppenheim, who's coming on to write the script for the Warner Bros. film project.

Oppenheim is the former producer of "Today" who received Steven Spielberg's seal of approval when the A-lister expressed interest in producing Oppenheim's original story about Jackie Kennedy and her life in the days after the JFK assassination.

Rachel Weisz is now attached to star and Darren Aronofsky to direct that first lady tale, "Jackie," which should give Oppenheim plenty of heat on his own.

The addition of a writer to the English-language "Snabba Cash" is good news for fans of Daniel Espinosa's original, as well as devotees of arty Swedish genre tales (and thanks to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," there are plenty). But mostly it's good news for anyone who wants to see Efron play a coke runner, because it means we're now one step closer to that once-impossible dream.


TBH, in interviews he keeps saying money launderer instead of drug runner... I think even correcting people on that point. I don't know if that is just him trying to tone it down for press for now because it is kind of an extreme jump and it doesn't really matter yet. Or are they legit just toning it down overall and making his character only a money launderer? IDK, some day maybe we'll know.
 
 
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summertimecarol_rio on October 1st, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
Well for THIS I am excited!
zacefronfan26 on October 1st, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
That is amazing and awesome news for Zac.
Beejeezbee on October 1st, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
I love that this is moving forward. And I'm really excited for this project.

The writer is basically a newbie in the writing area but that doesn't have to be bad. And if he can't deliver, they just get someone else to re-write.. that's the advantage with writers - you can replace them before everything else starts (not saying that's the case but it reduces its risk).

ETA: I've looked around and while he's only written (or sold) one script, he did write a lot other stuff from books to articles etc., so he's not "as" newbie as it looked at first although he doesn't have a track record for movies.

Edited at 2010-10-01 02:03 am (UTC)
Shruticalcified on October 1st, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
I have nothing to say dude, I am trying.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators): secret presentehs_wildcats on October 1st, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
That's ok! Thanks for trying. :)
Shruti: Zac | Bearcalcified on October 1st, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Quite seriously, I tried really really hard. Like for 5 minutes. I got nada, except that I like Rachel Weisz.
Shruti: TV | Slave4Ucalcified on October 1st, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
lol you suck