Zac Efron has a just made a deal at Universal for Fire, an adaptation of a graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis that was published by Image Comics. The plan is for Efron to play a college student who is recruited by the CIA, only to find that he has been trained for a program that creates expendable agents. Bendis, the fanboy favorite whose comic book creations include “Ultimate Spider-Man”, will write the script.
While little material moves during Sundance, Efron and Bendis got the deal after they schlepped around to three studios, pitching the project on a rainy day last Friday. The project has the steady hand of Neal Moritz, who’ll produce with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel. Efron and Alchemy Entertainment’s Jason Barrett will be executive producers.
Efron has made a separate deal at Warner Bros to star in a Back To The Future-like film that melds two projects. One’s a pitch from writers Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski, and the other is a WB project called Algorithm that the studio was already developing as a directing vehicle for Nick Stoller, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall director who just wrapped Get Him To The Greek. Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff are producing and Alan Riche is executive producer along with Efron and Barrett. [Source]
Count Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens among the latest celebrities to offer their assistance to the victims of this month’s earthquake in Haiti. The cute couple have agreed to help George Lopez raise funds for that nation at Help Haiti, a concert taking place on Thursday, February 4. Zac and Vanessa join stars such as Ray Ramono, Margaret Cho and Ozzy Osbourne at the event. Visit LopezTonight.com for more information on it. [Source]
Zac Efron participated in “Hope for Haiti” Telethon on 22 January 2010. Enjoy the pics! Hopefully, there are still more to come.
• ‘Hope For Haiti’ Telethon 01/22/2010 (x8)
Zac Efron doesn’t like letting people down. The “High School Musical” star – who’s currently dating actress Vanessa Hudgens – says he never forgets his friends when it comes to promises he’s made but if he has pledged to do something for himself he always forgets.
“One of the reasons I don’t make resolutions is purely because I know I won’t stick to them,” said Zac. “Instead I make about 15 resolutions as I go and try to stick to them. That is working much better for me this year. I can keep promises to other people – just not to myself.” [Source]
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Brittany Snow and her boyfriend were spotted leaving Katsuya in Los Angeles on 19 January 2010. Enjoy the pics!
• January 19 – Leaving Katsuya In Los Angeles (x14)
Robert Pattinson is taking on M.C. duties at George Clooney’s Hope For Haiti telethon, E! Online reports. The 23-year-old actor will be joined by Twi-costar Anna Kendrick, good friend Zac Efron and country singer Taylor Swift, among many others.
The two-hour benefit, which features more than 40 celebs in both Los Angeles or New York, will air on all the major television networks. [Source]
According to the Internet, Zac Efron will have a role in the upcoming “The Hangover 2.” However, according to the film’s star, Justin Bartha, you shouldn’t believe everything the Internet tells you – after all, if you did, you’d also be under the impression that Robert Pattinson might be joining Efron in the sequel to last year’s hit comedy.
“Other people have said that, and we were at the Critics’ Choice Awards the other day and I’ll quote [director] Todd Phillips when someone else asked [if Zac Efron is in the film] – he said, ‘IMDB is not the Wall Street Journal. It is run by a 15-year-old boy in Tampa. So be careful what you read,’ “Bartha told MTV News on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday. [Source]
“High School Musical” star Zac Efron would love to do a role in the sequel to comic hit “The Hangover.” The actor moved away from his Disney roots with 2009 drama “Me and Orson Welles,” and this year awaits the release of his fantasy film “The Death and Life of Charlie St.Cloud” but the 22-year-old wants his next role to be more light-hearted, reports accesshollywood.com.
“A role in ‘The Hangover’ sequel would be amazing. I think that they’re amazing and I love the cast that they’ve got going on,” he said.
Writer-director Todd Phillips is busy working on a follow-up to the comedy and is set to start filming later this year. And actor Ed Helms admits Efron would be a welcome addition to the cast.
“I love that guy. He’s actually really funny,” said Helms. [Source]
Zac Efron attended 2010 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles on 15 January 2010. Enjoy the pics!
• Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2010 – Arrivals (x76)
• Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2010 – Backstage & Audience (x20)
• Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2010 – Show (x18)
The Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards has rolled out its red carpet for 2010 Critics’ Choice Awards on Friday, January 15, and two young Hollywood stars, Nick Jonas and Zac Efron, have stolen the spotlight. Coming to the event held at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, the two dazzled with their choice of dark tuxedos.
Although they are both wearing formal suit for the special night, they sported a different style. Nick, who will serve as the house band during the ceremony and after party along with side project band Nick Jonas and the Administration, opted a more casual look as he rolled his tux’s sleeves and wore sneakers, while Zac went with a formal look sporting clean cut, old Hollywood style.
On the gala ceremony, Zac is going to present the award for best song. While speaking to the press on the red carpet, he addressed rumor that linked him to the rebooted “Spider-Man”. “I don’t know what the chances are to be honest,” he said. “I assume they’re pretty slim. It’s a long-shot but if it came down to it, it’d be a dream come true. What young actor wouldn’t?”
Nick Jonas and Zac Efron weren’t the stars one coming out for 2010 Critics’ Choice. Emily Blunt, Diane Kruger, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Anna Kendrick and host Kristin Chenoweth were also among those joining the festivity honoring the best in movie industry. All of the ladies were also spotted on the red carpet showing off their best dresses. [Source]