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Nov 10th
12:58 am
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Baywatch casting

From Deadline:
Paramount Pictures is ready to dive in with its long-gestating movie transfer of the global hit TV series Baywatch. It already set Seth Gordon to direct and Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron to play the male leads. Now, they’ve set a short list of actresses who will test for the female lead. Here are the names I hear: Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas, Percy Jackson), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars, Elvis & Nixon), Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton, X-Men Apocalypse), Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf), Bianca Santos (The Duff) and Denyse Tontz (Big Time Rush).

Now, it’s possible they will expand the search, and it’s also possible some of these young actresses will play other roles in the film, but we’ll know soon as they lock in for an early 2016 production start.

Neighbors 2

From People:
With his good looks and chiseled abs, it's hard to feel sorry for Zac Efron.

So when Seth Rogen needs an on-screen comedic punching bag, he knows he can get away with taking Efron down a notch.

"We tend to be mean to Zac," Rogen tells Haute Living magazine with a chuckle. "No one is sympathetic to Zac Efron. He's so handsome."

The former High School Musical star was the butt of some slapstick comedy when he costarred with Rogen in Neighbors in 2014. He'll get similar treatment in the sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, due out this spring.

"All comedy comes from making him experience pain in some way – that's what we've found out," Rogen jokes of Efron.
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Bee: Zac - GQ - On Top Parking Meter 1jeezbee on November 10th, 2015 12:07 am (UTC)
That's quite the new entrance painting he got there. I'm sure he loves it though.

As for the Baywatch casting. Alexandra Daddario would be a great choice. Out of that list, she would be my pick by far, no question. Not only is she a good actress but she's gorgeous, guys love her and she also has the boobs for this role. I think she would be a great fit.
dewgdewg on November 10th, 2015 04:21 am (UTC)
He's still with the Teddy tattoo which is weird

Also when I saw those photos I get surprised because I forget how big his biceps can be
laurenlipkinlip on November 10th, 2015 11:54 am (UTC)
prolly because he got it when he was filming in la or something.
Aliciapop86 on November 10th, 2015 10:59 am (UTC)
Alexandra Daddario has the acting skills and the athleticism for the role while some other actress do not. I would be really surprised if she not the lead.

It's a Zen house and that picture is not Zen. I don't care how much he likes The Joker that picture does not belong in your entrance.
Zac, please stop.
laurenlipkinlip on November 10th, 2015 11:53 am (UTC)
i agree.
tbh that picture is just not awesome it's creepy.
laurenlipkinlip on November 10th, 2015 11:56 am (UTC)
maybe sami thought it was zen/he loves the joker, ther's prolly others to chose from but prolly though the one thats the most creepy looking idk.
Aliciapop86 on November 10th, 2015 12:02 pm (UTC)
The painting is a limited edition. The artist created only 5 Joker paintings so considering his love for the Joker it makes sense to get him one. I still hate it but I get why a Joker fan would buy one.
kleth on November 10th, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
Early 2016 production start. Good. Keep the rascal busy and, hopefully, provide us with occasional photo sets and/or anecdotes.

Remind me: Is Baywatch the only project left on his to-do list?
laurenlipkinlip on November 11th, 2015 12:58 am (UTC)
promo for dirty grandpa, neighbors 2 and mike and dave, im sure he add bunch other things to do.

do you like when he's busy and working non stop?
kleth on November 11th, 2015 06:12 pm (UTC)
I didn't mean promo activities but future movies. If Baywatch is the only movie production on his schedule, then its good that it starts early in 2016 - no long downtime.

I prefer to see him busy. He enjoys action, and I don't think he handles empty time well. Even if he's only building skateboards, I want to see him busy. Selfishly, the more he does, the more chances that there will be photos or stories or interviews to amuse me at the same time.

Let me add: Baywatch fills me with hope and with fear. If everything clicks, it could be a bigger hit than Neighbors. But it could also be a sad fizzle. With nothing else on his future schedule, I hope it's a passable success.

Edited at 2015-11-11 06:14 pm (UTC)
Beejeezbee on November 12th, 2015 02:00 am (UTC)
Baywatch is the only concrete thing right now (that I know of).

One of the industry sites has him attached to Cold Warriors (I mentioned this in an earlier comment iirc) which is scheduled to start filming in April. They actually announced Morgan Freeman today officially for the movie. However, I really hope this doesn't happen/he turns it down. While the logline seems ok, everything else does not look good to me. It doesn't have a distributor, Morgan Freeman is nice but not a big name imo, the script has been sitting around forever, the director is NOT interesting at all to me but most importantly Millennium as producer is really what turns me off here. This project doesn't look like a success to me - neither critically nor commercially.

I'm sure there are other things he's meeting on and he also has his development projects, plus there is one other project which isn't official I could see happening this summer but neither of these movies are definitive - that we know. He might have something else which is just not announced yet but we don't know that.

With Baywatch likely filming in Florida, I think the chances of us getting set pics are pretty high, esp considering that they will likely film on the beach a lot.

I'm also happy he has something filming before all his movies next year come out, so he has at least one more in the can for 2017.
kleth on November 12th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
"With Baywatch likely filming in Florida, I think the chances of us getting set pics are pretty high, esp considering that they will likely film on the beach a lot."


Oh, and if he needs someone to apply the suntan oil, I'm available cheap.
laurenlipkinlip on November 14th, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC)
how do you know that beawatch is gonna be filming in florida?
laurenlipkinlip on November 14th, 2015 01:45 pm (UTC)
are you saying zac is attached to cold warriors?