Zac Efron was spotted arriving at the airport in Nice, France, on May 23rd, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
• [5/23] At Nice Airport In Nice (x11)
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Zac Efron was spotted at LAX Airport in Los Angeles on May 22nd, 2012. Zac Efron headed for Cannes, France.
• [5/22] At LAX Airport In Los Angeles (x109)
Nicholas Stoller, who most recently directed “The Five-Year Engagement” for Universal, is in negotiations to helm the studio’s planned Seth Rogen-Zac Efron comedy “Townies.” Universal picked up the project in a bidding war in July, plunking down seven figures on the pitch from writers Andrew Cohen and Brendan O’Brien.
The story sees Rogen as a regular family man who lives near an alpha-male fraternity house and has to contend with a frat member (Efron) whose raucous behavior wreaks havoc on his life.
Rogen and his Point Grey Pictures partner Evan Goldberg are producing. James Weaver, Cohen and O’Brien are exec producing.
Stoller, considered part of the Judd Apatow crew, seems to have made Universal his home in recent years. He also directed “Get Him to the Greek” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” for the studio. He first worked with Rogen when the latter co-starred on the short-lived Fox series Undeclared and Stoller wrote a trio of episodes. [Source]
Lee Daniels is a Cannes veteran who has steadily worked his way up through the festival’s hierarchy. “The Woodsman,” which he produced, played Directors’ Fortnight in 2004. “Precious,” which he directed, was featured in Un Certain Regard in 2009. And this year, Daniels graduates to the competition with his newest film, “The Paperboy,” which receives its gala premiere on Thursday.
An adaptation of the 1995 novel by Pete Dexter, the film is set in 1960s South Florida, where a young man (Zac Efron) witnesses a series of events while his journalist older brother (Matthew McConaughey) is recruited by a death-row groupie (Nicole Kidman) to prove that a man convicted of murder (John Cusack) is innocent. Daniels spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about finally returning to work after the whirlwind that surrounded the release of “Precious,” how he assembled a cast and what it means to him to be summoned to walk the red carpet.
After “Precious,” you spent several years pursuing a movie called “Selma,” about the famous Civil Rights march. How did “The Paperboy” become your next movie instead?
Lee Daniels: I did. We got right to the altar, and the bride ran away. We had the money, but I needed more money. Looking at it in hindsight now, I should have figured out a way [to make Selma]. I think oftentimes filmmakers make that mistake. I know I did. You don’t realize the gift that you have making films. It’s so rare that you have the opportunity to do it. But it brought “Paperboy” into my lap. I had had the book, Pete’s book. I’d gotten it around the same time I’d gotten “Precious,” actually Push, by Sapphire. I enjoyed both of them very much. They are the types of books that are on my bed stand. When I got some money from investors, I had the choice and I decided to do “Precious.” After “Precious,” there were several movies that were floating around — “Nights of Cabiria,” “Miss Saigon.” Being courted by so many people because of the hype of “Precious,” you lose a sense of focus. But after the fairy dust settled and reality kicked back in, I became an unemployed director. I went back to what I knew, which was my passion for “Paperboy.”
You’ve got a very high-profile cast. How did it come about?
Lee Daniels: Casting was a circus. It was crazy. We kept losing actors because we kept pushing the start date. We started out with one cast and ended up with another. We started out with Tobey Maguire and Sofia Vergara and Bradley Cooper and we ended up with Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey and Nicole Kidman. Crazy. I think the universe plays it exactly as it’s supposed to. I couldn’t be prouder of each of the actors in the film. They serviced Pete’s characters magnificently.
Zac Efron is the relative newcomer in the cast. How did he hold his own?
Lee Daniels: Zac Efron, he is hungry. That is the best way to describe Zac. He is hungry and eager. He really gave it to me, man. He brought it home for me.
Zac Efron was spotted watching a hockey game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 20th, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
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Zac Efron was spotted outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 20th, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
• [5/20] Outside Staples Center In Los Angeles (x10)
Zac Efron has been nominated for 2012 Teen Choice Awards in the following categories:
• “The Help”
• “The Lucky One”
• “The Vow”
• “We Bought a Zoo”
Movie Actor: Drama
• Matt Damon, “We Bought a Zoo”
• Zac Efron, “The Lucky One”
• Ryan Gosling, “Drive”
• Channing Tatum, “The Vow”
• Justin Timberlake, “In Time”
Click here to vote for Zac Efron! Winners will be announced during a live broadcast set to air on Sunday, July 22 on FOX.
Zac Efron has been featured in the May issue of Interfilms magazine. Enjoy these scans below!
• Interfilms (May 2012) (x7)