Zac Efron last movie Charlie St. Cloud was a total failure; it was boring and was a flop at the box office. He has been signing on a couple of projects lately, like starring role in a Nicholas Sparks novel adaptation The Lucky One and a part in the rom-com New Year’s Eve.
I believe he was really brilliant in Hairspray but he can’t be remembered forever for one good movie. But there may be hope.
According to a press release from Mandate Pictures, Efron will officially be replacing Shia LaBeouf in an untitled romantic action film, formerly known as The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
On board is a Swedish commercials director Fredrik Bond. Efron plays an everyday American kid who travels to Eastern Europe and falls for a local girl, only to be challenged by her criminal ex. As the press release describes it:
Armed with little more than his wit and naive charm, Efron endures one bruising beat down after another in order to woo the girl he loves and achieve salvation.
The press release describes the untitled project as a “priority project” for Mandate, so we should be getting news soon.