"Danny DeVito [is] voicing the Lorax and Zac Efron [is] voicing the role of Ted in a cast that involves Rob Riggle, Betty White [and] Taylor Swift. It’s a terrific voice cast. The film is visually absolutely distinctive and extremely powerful visually. It is a complex film from a story perspective, because the film is a story within a story. We’re, I’d say, about 30% through animation [and] I’m very pleased with how it’s going."
Poor Ed Helms got forgotten. But Christopher's story in a story comment reinforces the impression of the logline we got a few days ago: that Zac's part could actually be a bit bigger than many of us thought initially since it sounds as he is the main figure in the 'outside' story. You can watch the full video interview with Meledandri below; talk about The Lorax starts around 2:57:
The Maroon also had an article about Zac's piano hand-double in The Lucky One. Here's the part about Zac:
The piano performance junior recently appeared in the upcoming film "The Lucky One" as the hands of Zac Efron.
Mayon was recommended for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to act as a hand double in the film by orchestra director Jean Montés,
"He called me one day and was like, ‘Hey I got a job for you, maybe if you want to be a hand double for this movie,'" said Mayon.
Apprehensive about doing a minor production for one of his peers, Mayon was taken aback when he learned who the actor he was to portray was. "Professor Montés said Zac Efron and I said, all right, I'm going to have to go for it."
Doubling as Zac Efron's hands was not an easy process. In order to be considered for the role, Mayon had to compare his hands to Efron's to ensure they looked exactly the same. "They're the same size and everything," said Mayon. "He's a little darker than me, though." After comparing hands, Mayon was given the job.
For Mayon, the experience was far more than he could ask for. Mayon was able to watch Efron in scenes and talk to him because he only had to be on set whenever he was needed. "I got his phone number," said Mayon. "I wanted to see if he wanted to hang out with me, but he was too busy. He probably already deleted me on his phone, but I still have his number."
You can read the full article here.
Nicholas Sparks tweeted yesterday about the status of the release date again. He also addressed Logan's age today and there are some cute comments from his 9-year-old daughter on top (who seems to have a bit a crush on Zac):
Nothing new re the release date tbh, that's what we all figured but with the first cut done, I think we might get a release date in the foreseeable future.
Good to know the character's age. We figured that Zac wouldn't pass for 28+ but it was still open how old they really made him, so this tweet was quite useful.