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Dec 15th
07:38 pm
He's in talks for New Years Eve...  
Yup, this again, but I guess 'status: likely' at this point.

At least it is not the role I think we hypothesized earlier. So instead of macking on Lea, it seems his character might end up macking on Michelle Pfeiffer... no offense but that's an upgrade. I'm starting to wonder though after 17 Again, MAOW and TLO - is there a word for young dudes who go after cougars always? (I mean aside from maybe saying he's an Ashton?)

From THR:

Sarah Jessica Parker is set to join New Line's New Year's Eve, while Halle Berry... and Zac Efron are in negotiations to also join the all-star cast...

If a deal makes [lollll], Berry will play a caterer who runs into a former flame. Efron is on track to play a bike messenger who ends up trying to fulfill Pfeiffer’s New Year’s Eve resolutions in exchange for tickets to a big party...

[It] was initially to shoot mid-December but is now eyeing a Feb. 1 start in New York.

Here's my deal. Admittedly this cast has more credibility than the last (sort-of). And I actually think it might be for the best to keep working cause he seems more focused then (even if this is only two weeks work or so). And maybe it will end up a critically acclaimed film and he'll impress as a JGL/Premium Rush clone inserted in a rom-com... But to do it after turning down the first seems like admitting defeat somehow. But maybe he needs to embrace such humility at this point.
Mood: busybusy
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Shruti: TV | About Thatcalcified on December 16th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
Not a fan.
zacefronfan26 on December 17th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
Same here.
summertime: pic#105241620carol_rio on December 16th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
Say no
I shall know when you give me one.actionvaughn on December 16th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
He's gonna be mackin on Velma Von Tussle...............
Shruti: Boy | Eduardocalcified on December 16th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
literal motherfucker.
I shall know when you give me one.: [van] » welpsactionvaughn on December 16th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on December 16th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC)
i wonder what her new years eve resolutions are? ;)

though i'm confused because like, are these resolutions that she still hasn't finished from the last new years? or are these brand new ones.
Bee: Not Pleased - Aladdinjeezbee on December 16th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Ugh. I hate this project already.

I wish he would be looking at his choices right now and think hard about them.

TLO and now New Year's Eve?

He seems to be hellbent to ruin everything. Two crappy romance movies in one year?

Edited at 2010-12-16 03:12 am (UTC)
taw091300 on December 16th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
i just think that since he already turned it down...it's not going to get any better so why do it? work is work, but at least do work that is more credible.
jessica3311: Charlie & Tessjessica3311 on December 16th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
idk why people need to be so negative about it. Maybe look at the positives from it,...idk I dont think it will become critically acclaim or anything but having a supporting role will be less pressure of being the only one riding on a film & also with a more list cast is something...esp if its a short filming process for his part. Plus yay for working Michelle again! NGL i kinda like the idea. Z had a little crush on her during Hairspray....Plus he's great at comedies....I mean it kinda sucks he turned down the first one to do the second one but I dont think its such a bad choice TBH maybe thats just my opinion... He has sooo many projects that are in development & these are ready to go...so why not?
jessica3311: BJ ILYjessica3311 on December 16th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
A List is what i meant lol

Ugh I miss my paid acct with the editing feature
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on December 16th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
i agree partially, like he's got edgy stuff and most of his stuff is carried by him... so it's nice to have some balance and this is ready to go. and i like that he gets to work with michelle again.

that said, i'm just not sure it is the quality and genre he needs. not saying these movies can't be enjoyable but everything he does that is romantic and commercial and mediocre in quality is making people, esp guys and critics, think less and less of him :/ it's been getting really bad and that was after one movie so it makes me really worried.

if he does it, i really do hope his storyline is one of the better ones. i definitely liked some of the stories in valentine's day. but some were not so great... i just wish they'd cut those ones and focus more on the interesting stories.
The Writers Denmusewriter on December 16th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
Or maybe he's just hellbent on doing projects with a hell of a lot of good people because he wants to...he's not an idiot and maybe it's not the best choice, but at the cast around him seems decent.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on December 16th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
i think the bright spots for me are that he'll be working and that he'll be working with michelle (and not someone less relevant) in his storyline. she is great and i hope that it is fun and good for him.
oh my god; that crazy bitch.metrocard on December 16th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
lol I can't anymore.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on December 16th, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
I don't mind this. I didn't mind it when news first broke that his name was even being considered.

It's an ensemble cast and perhaps a chance for him to work with an array of actors that could/would otherwise take years to be on set with (albeit, the substance for said films would arguably be deeper). I'm already liking name officially attached to this project more than the preceding Valentine's Day. The only name I'm hesitant about is Ashton Kutcher (he seems to garner more success with his producing credits versus limited acting skills- although he was GREAT in The Butterfly Effect).

This may be the only chance I have to see SJP and Zac in the same film so for purely selfish reasons I'm on board. Yeah, I said it. :D
IceGoddess: cover boy dirty little secretccmskatechick on December 16th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC)
Ensemble is what we've been talking about for nearly forever, especially with a powerhouse staff.

I agree that I wish this had a little more bite/substance.

They've been tossing this around since get go, who knows what's going to happen.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on December 16th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
Right? Valentine's Day didn't really make nor hurt anyone's career in any major way, so I'm not trippin' about this (but I'm also not doing back flips).

And YES! we've discussed ensemble work before (and used The Family Stone as an example... more SJP <3) and just don't condemn it as 100% negative.

IceGoddess: mmmm cokeccmskatechick on December 16th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
I'll agree with your assessment re: VD/NYE, that's a good way to put it.

I'll beat a dead horse ensemble push with It's Complicated (heyloo JK stealing HUGE chunks of that movie) because the right role with the right people surrounding you can be just amazingly awesome and could have more of a punch than headlining a movie.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on December 16th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC)
but did it help anyone go anywhere in their career?

and zac needs help :(

i guess if he needed help getting a female audience i'd be like go for it bro. but he needs guys and critics.

after 17 again (and even MAOW for some) a lot of them liked him at least to give him a chance in the future. but they keep waiting for him to do a good movie, not just be good in a mediocre movie. tlo and this will not float their boat any more than cstc did (no pun intended actually, lol). they won't wait for much longer i'm afraid :(

plus side, this one won't flop and i'll keep saying it, but i am really happy about michelle, lol.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on December 16th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
Of all the V-Day cast, I only follow Bradley Cooper's career- and he's been on the up since the release. So, I can't really answer if it helped others? (Although I wouldn't argue it helped his career- he was barely in the film).

I understand (and agree) with what you mean regarding audiences not being willing to wait much longer HOWEVER, I still don't think this one particular project is a vessel large or significant enough to truly dictate any heavy-hitting movement in his career. I suppose that idea alone could be viewed as a negative- but it seems like a relatively safe option.
annabelle83 on December 16th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
I think New Year's Eve appeals to females much older than Zac's usual audience.

I don't really worry about his career because I believe he's too talented and charismatic to be lost in Hollywood. Right now he probably is not offered juicier roles, so he can't help but accepting less appealing movies. However, as he gets older I think he'll eventually get noticed by some of the greatest film makers.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on December 16th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
just to clarify, if it is like valentine's day, i don't think he will be working with most of those people, just michelle (which is great tbh... he could be working with someone way worse).

idk for sure cause ofc it depends on the script. since he is a messenger maybe he'll interact with more ppl...

though now that i think of it, he is basically sounding a tiny bit like ashton's character in valentine's day because ashton delivered flowers (he happened to own the store too though... and he had a van not just a bike... but w/e lol).
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on December 16th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
True re: not working with the entire cast, but at the very least
I hope he'd have the opportunity to be able to watch others (like De Niro) film their scenes, if on location at the same time?
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on December 16th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
idk for sure but i think a lot of valentine's day was filmed in totally different areas at different times.
annabelle83 on December 16th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
I'm okay with this since the movie will be more than likely a box-office hit.

It always baffled me that many people think Zac is a bad actor without even seeing him act. He needs to be SEEN to show them how good an actor he actually is.

It seems to be a fun role for Zac, and if New Year's Eve can introduce Zac to new audience I don't mind it.
lilly4848lilly4848 on December 16th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
I'm liking this actually. I don't think it's admitting defeat at all because they are two different films with different casts. He may honestly like something in this one whereas he obviously didn't in the other one. And to see him with Michelle - oh yeah! You know, she's played the older woman role a couple of times already too. She's so good.
(Elle): zef : devil in details.bond_girl on December 16th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
I am not ~thrilled but I see it as a lateral move and a minimal investment of his time with a potentially big payback and without pressure that comes with being a lead? Something to keep his name in the press for the time being. It's way too mainstream for my taste tho.