Zac Efron to turn action hero

Heads to Eastern Europe

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The Bourne Legacy’s new hero may have a bit of competition on his hands – Zac Efron has just signed on to become a continent-hopping action star.

The former High School Musical crooner has been drafted in to star in an untitled romantic action film over at Mandate Pictures.

Written by Matt Drake (Project X), the script was originally titled The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman and made 2007's Blacklist– but that title now seems to have been dropped.

Probably because Efron’s last (critically mauled) film also had ‘death’ and ‘Charlie’ in the title (The Death And Life Of Charlie St. Cloud).

The plot follows a suburban kid (Efron) who travels to Eastern Europe on a quest for self-discovery. There, he meets an alluring young woman – but he’ll have to fight her dangerous criminal ex if he wants her.

Swedish director Fredrik Bond will make his feature directorial debut with the film, having helmed a variety of ads for big brands.

Action? Or cut? Think Efron can make it as an action star? Or should he stick to singing? Drop your comments below...


    • ThrashGordon

      Mar 15th 2011, 17:24

      Can they just send him to Eastern Europe? You know, without a film being involved, and just leave him there.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 15th 2011, 23:24

      dalidab will be ecstatic to hear this news.

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    • writerdave87

      Mar 16th 2011, 1:23

      Especially if Justin Bieber's playing the love interest...

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    • metisbartal

      Mar 16th 2011, 5:11

      Hahaha, good ones!! I think the struggle comes between Robert Pattinson and Justin Timberlake... two heavy weight actors.

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    • writerdave87

      Mar 16th 2011, 12:09

      Are you actually serious, or are you just trolling?

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    • TheEnigma

      Mar 16th 2011, 12:32

      Here iz a great example of Hollywood's true motivation, $$$... "Let's make a movie..! let's pick someone who's 'so hot right now', and someone/anyone dig up any script that we can work around them... who care's if their acting ain't up 2 scratch, lil girls will be handin' over their parents cash..!" "Yay!" (watch independent movies for somethin' different, and u won't feel like ya on a string)

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    • writerdave87

      Mar 16th 2011, 19:16

      Trolling doesn't have to be nasty. You just keep making casting decisions and big up particular 'actors' so far beyond the realms of logic I assume you're on some kind of hallucinogenic drugs...

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