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Jan 22nd
07:47 pm
New comedy: 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates'  
From Variety:
Zac Efron to Star in Fox and Chernin Comedy ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’

Zac Efron is set to star in Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.”

Jake Szymanski is on to direct with Peter Chernin, David Ready and Jenno Topping producing for Chernin along with Jonathan Levine. Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien penned the script.

Story follows two brothers who place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.

Daria Cercek is overseeing the project for Fox.

Chernin and the studio will now look to fill the role of Efron’s brother and is hopeful this film has similar results it saw when it teamed Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy up for “The Heat."

As of now the movie has a release date set for 29 July 2016.
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kleth on January 25th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
" Someone should say to him he should to more drama and thrillers. Playing the villain. "

I'm sure he says that to himself every night, when he says his prayers before bed.

I don't think the problem is that Zac chooses comedies in place of dramas. I think the problem is that he doesn't get offered many good dramas. He accepted parts in The Paperboy, At Any Price, and Parkland, and he turned in good performances, but none of them achieved wide release - and they may have been the only dramatic roles he was offered in the past 2+ years. (He has probably had "meetings" on other dramatic roles but in the end he wasn't given a chance to say yes or no).

I think he could play a villain very well. I suspect that he has a pool of anger he could draw on as an actor - anger at himself, anger at the business, at the paps, and so on. He just needs a chance to put that anger to productive use.
Incontinetia Buttlocksxvlmxx on January 26th, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC)
And that's what makes me sad. Only three movies with drama + WAYF if it counts, so that's four. Too bad those movies weren't so popular. Low budget indie movies.

I always thought he would make a fantastic villain. He has that cute little innocent face which is often perfect for villain-y roles. Seeing him in Neighbors made me convinced that he has so much potential for dramas and thrillers.

'' I suspect that he has a pool of anger he could draw on as an actor - anger at himself, anger at the business, at the paps, and so on. He just needs a chance to put that anger to productive use.''

Bingo! He would absolutely nail it if someone gives him the chance for some dark role in the future. His roles should be more like his character Teddy, but not funny. It seems that most of the people still thinks of him as a Disney kid instead of how he improved over the years and made a long way since HSM.