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May 22nd
01:56 am
New Project: 'Narc'  
From Deadline:
EXCLUSIVE: Zac Efron NarcFox has snapped up life rights for the true crime project Narc, based on the actual story of an All-American college kid-turned-police informant. Zac Efron is attached to star as a student, frat president, and lacrosse team captain who’s busted for drugs intended for a party, then secretly turns narc and helps the cops bust criminals while carrying on his campus life. Efron’s manager and producing partner Jason Barrett will exec produce with Underground-repped Doug Banker. They’ve got a very familiar friend in a high place in Fox exec Jason Young, who briefly departed the studio to help Efron establish Ninjas Runnin’ Wild in 2010 before returning as Fox’s VP of Production.

Narc joins a raft of Efron projects in the works which include Einstein Theory, Art Of The Steal, and the Snabba Cash remake, all set up at WB. As for Narc - described as a “college Donnie Brasco,” Fox is tapping a scribe from its writers program. Julie and Rick Yorn are producing for LBI and Matthew Reilly will co-produce.

Slightly longer description of the project from THR:
Narc, described as a college-set Donnie Brasco, centers on an all-American college student who was a big man on campus. He was the president of his fraternity and captain of his lacrosse team but got busted by local police when he was caught with some cocaine he was going to distribute at a party.

The police offered him a deal in which he would not be arrested if he became an undercover informant. The student then ended up living a secret double life while in college, wearing wiretaps and eventually putting away big-time criminals.
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kleth on May 22nd, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
"What's the worst that can happen with Awod?"

Think: The Paperboy. Good cast but not picked up for proper distribution; basically, straight to DVD.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on May 22nd, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
The Paperboy was in theaters. I would know since I watched it in theaters, and I don't live in NY or LA.
kleth on May 23rd, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
The Paperboy was screened in less than 200 theaters nationwide. You were fortunate (again). I had three choices, each 150-200 miles away.

But AAP opens tomorrow in a theater near me (less than 20 miles)!
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on May 23rd, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
Thus it was still in theaters making your initlal comment not true,
kleth on May 24th, 2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
My initial comment was "not picked up for proper distribution." The key word there is "proper." I live in a metro area of more than 1 million people. We have opera, symphonies, world-class art museums and zoo, and also dozens of theaters. Not screening The Paperboy in even one theater in this area is not proper distribution.

Now I've got to run across town to see AAP. Whee!
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on May 25th, 2013 04:18 am (UTC)
The Paperboy played in Atlanta, Georgia. It made it that far south, not including Louisiana and Florida. So if you live in a metro area bigger than Atlanta, then I'm certain the movie played there. But you said "straight to dvd movie" which is wasn't, at all.