Katie Cassidy has emerged as one of the front-runners to play the lead role in the movie adaption of the bestselling book “Fifty Shades of Grey,” The Daily Mail reported. Cassidy, 25, who has starred in “Gossip Girl” and “Melrose Place,” is believed to be in competition with Emma Watson, Emma Stone and “Pretty Little Liars” actress Lucy Hale to play the role of Anastasia Steele in the erotic love story, according to sources.
Meanwhile, rumors about who will take on the role of Christian Grey are also flying. Names on the list include Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron, Alex Pettyfer and Ian Somerhalder of “The Vampire Diaries.”
“Magic Mike” star Channing Tatum was recently linked to the part, but said in a recent interview that he would only take on the part if his wife, Jenna Dewan, could play Anastasia.
“I’d only be allowed if my wife was Ana,” he said. “She’s read the books so I don’t think she’d be impressed if she couldn’t be Ana.” [Source]
Enjoy three brand new stills from Zac Efron’s movie, “The Paperboy.”
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Cheryl Burke recently made headlines for stepping out with new beau Joffrey Lupul, but on Tuesday night, her attention was geared toward another guy.
The “Dancing with the Stars” pro stepped out with Zac Efron and some other pals at new West Hollywood hot spot Bootsy Bellows.
Efron, wearing in a T-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap, joined a dressed-up Burke and the group in the back VIP room, where they went seemingly unnoticed by fellow club-goers.
“At one point, they went up to get drinks from the bar, and they showed off their dance moves,” an onlooker tells People. “They ordered a few cocktails to bring back for them and their friends.”
Efron, who took care of the tab, had his hands full with the beverages so Burke stepped in and signed the receipt for him.
Continuing to chat throughout the night, the insider says Buke and Efron were “definitely flirty friends and didn’t talk to many other people.” [Source]
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its full lineup which sees a solid roster of established international auteurs compete for the Golden Lion alongside lesser-known helmers. The Lido’s 69th edition, which features 50 world preems, marks a change in artistic director at the fest from Marco Mueller to Alberto Barbera who returns as Lido topper after heading Venice between 1998 and 2001 and subsequently being in charge of Italy’s national film museum. Barbera, who has slimmed-down the lineup, is also launching Venice’s first bona-fide film mart.
Ramin Bahrani’s movie, “At Any Price,” will also be screened at the Venice Film Festival and will take part in the competition. The festival takes place from 29 August to 8 September.
The full list of movies for competition:
“To The Wonder,” Terrence Malick (U.S.)
“Something in the Air,” Olivier Assayas (France)
“Outrage:Beyond,” Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
“Fill The Void,” Rama Bursztyn and Yigal Bursztyn (Israel)
“Pieta,” Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
“Dormant Beauty,” Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
“E’ stato il figlio,” Daniele Cipri (Italy)
“At Any Price,” Ramin Bahrani (US, UK)
“La Cinquieme Saison,” Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth (Belgium, Netherlands, France)
Un Giorno Speciale, ” Francesca Comencini (Italy)
“Passion,” Brian De Palma (France, Germany)
“Superstar, ” Xavier Giannoli (France, Belgium)
“Spring Breakers,” Harmony Korine (US)
“Thy Womb,” Brillante Mendoza (Philippines)
“Linhas de Wellington,” Valeria Sarmiento (Portugal, France)
“Paradise: Faith,” Ulrich Seidl (Austria, France, Germany)
“Betrayal,” Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)
A first look at Zac Efron as Dennis Quaid’s son in “At Any Price” has been uncovered. Making its way out onto the web via Toronto International Film Festival official site, the image offers a close-up look at Efron who dons a race jacket. The background is unclear and doesn’t explain as to where he stands.
In addition to Efron’s image, a first look at Quaid in the movie has been unveiled. Doning a plaid blue shirt, the lead protagonist is pictured standing alone on a road. Behind him, there’s a landscape of a farm which represents the theme of the movie.
Set in the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high stakes investigation into their business is exposed, the father and son are pushed into an unexpected situation that threatens the family’s entire livelihood.
“At Any Price” is directed, written and co-produced by Ramin Bahrani. While it still hasn’t got a U.S. release date, the drama has been slated to hold its world premiere at the TIFF in September. Joining Efron and Quaid in the cast ensemble are Clancy Brown, Heather Graham, Kim Dickens, Red West and Maika Monroe. [Source]
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Over 20 high and medium quality stills from Zac Efron’s movie, “The Paperboy,” have been added to the gallery. Enjoy these pics!
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Zac Efron attended the 2012 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on July 22, 2012 in Universal City, California. Enjoy the pics below!
By the way, Zac Efron won in the following categories:
• Choice Movie Actor: Drama (for “The Lucky One”),
• Choice Movie Actor: Romance (for “The Lucky One”),
• Choice Movie Drama (“The Lucky One”).
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On Sunday (July 22) at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, Zac Efron walked away with two surfboards – aka awards. The Disney-spawned star won Choice Movie Actor: Romance and Choice Movie Actor: Drama for his role in “The Lucky One.”
The actor took the stage at Los Angeles’ Gibson Ampitheatre and thanked his fans, who he termed “the best in the world.” The star was dressed down for the event in an olive shirt and khaki pants.
One fan on Twitter congratuled Zefron with this accolade: “Congratulations to Zac Efron for being probably the only man who came from Disney Channel and made it this far without a singing career.”
Demi Lovato and “Glee’s” Kevin McHale hosted the annual show that was studded with performances by Flo-Rida and No Doubt. Other winners included Ellen DeGeneres, Selena Gomez, Miranda Cosgrove and Kristen Stewart. [Source]
Young Hollywood actor Zac Efron has humbly insisted that he is a far cry from being the heartthrob that the public claims him to be. Efron found his fame and army of female fans with his stint in Disney’s “High School Musical” films.
The young actor told the New York Daily News that he really does not see himself as a sex symbol. Efron also shared that his family and friends helped him in many ways in order to keep his feet firmly on the ground.
“They know exactly who I am and I’m far from a heartthrob,” said the 24-year-old Efron. “That word kind of follows you around, but I don’t know how exactly one earns it,” he added.
Meanwhile, Efron also revealed how he manages to keep his real and celebrity life apart.
“You kind of put life into two parts of your mind. There’s the Hollywood section and then there’s real life. One of them is more of a show but it never overshadows real life for me. As long as you can draw a comparison between the two, one of which you know to be more important, you’re good. For me, the choice is very easy. One is where I work, one is where I live,” the actor revealed to the New York Daily News.
Despite his humility with these given symbolic titles of being sexy and a heartthrob, Zac Efron is still gaining recognition, mostly with female audiences, for his looks and acting abilities. Efron was named second on the People’s 2011 Most Beautiful list.
For this year, Efron became busy with numerous projects, which includes his voice character as Ted Wiggins in the animated film “The Lorax” and starring in the film adaptation of Nicholas Spark’s novel “The Lucky One.” To make him even busier, Efron has also filmed his role in the upcoming independent film “The Paperboy” alongside Australian actress Nicole Kidman. With that, Zac Efron’s legion of female fans will definitely be delighted to see more of the young heartthrob actor on the big screen. [Source]