Zac Efron has been featured in the May issue of Interfilms magazine. Enjoy these scans below!
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Exclusive Media has acquired all international rights to director Ramin Bahrani’s Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid drama “At Any Price” and will launch the project to foreign buyers when the Marche du Film gets underway later this week. “At Any Price” also stars Kim Dickens (Footloose) and Heather Graham. CAA represents domestic rights.
The film, currently in post-production, was written by Hallie Elizabeth Newton, who often collaborates with Bahrani. “At Any Price” revolves around rebellious Dean Whipple (Efron), who is intent on becoming a professional race car driver at the expense of his obligations to his family’s farming empire. His father (Quaid) is intent on his son taking over the business, and when a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, the father and son are pushed into an unexpected situation that threatens their entire livelihood.
“The cast in the film is incredibly talented and the universal themes in the story are sure to resonate with our buyers,” Exclusive president of international sales and distribution Alex Walton said. “Ramin Bahrani is an exceptional filmmaker delivering compelling and socially relevant films and we are delighted to be able to present his next project to buyers in Cannes.”
Bahrani made his feature film debut at the Venice Film Festival with Man Push Cart, which won the prestigious FIPRESCI International Critics Award at the London Film Festival and received numerous Independent Spirit Award nominations. His other previous credits include Goodbye Solo and Chop Shop.
“At Any Price” is produced by Black Bear Pictures, TreeHouse Pictures, Killer Films and Noruz Films.
The deal with Exclusive was negotiated by Walton and Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear.
At Cannes, Walton also will be shopping third-party titles “Therese,” “Hit and Run,” “Disconnect,” Sundance favorite “Robot & Frank” and “Look of Love.” [Source]
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New outtakes of Zac Efron taken during his photoshoot for People’s magazine earlier this year have been added to the gallery. Enjoy these amazing pics!
Several new outtakes of Zac Efron from his photoshoot taken for Men’s Health have been added to the gallery. Enjoy the pics!
Zac Efron was spotted watching a basketball game in Los Angeles on May 12th, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
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Zac Efron was spotted outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 12th, 2012. Enjoy the pics!
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Zac Efron was amazed by how unbelievable alligator was when he tasted it. The actor had to beef up for his role as a marine in “The Lucky One.” He ate an enormous amount to pack on muscle, but it wasn’t all bad. Zac was amazed to find he could still indulge in some junk food, such as pizza.
“That was actually the best part – as long as I was getting calories, I could kind of bend the rules, so in New Orleans, where we were shooting, we would go out for Creole,” he explained. “We had alligator, too. They put a delicious sweet sauce over it – it was unbelievable!”
Although he was happy to taste one of the water-based creatures, Zac isn’t so keen on coming face-to-face with them. That happened when he was shooting one of his upcoming releases and the encounter gave him the jitters for a whole day.
“I actually saw an alligator when I was filming ‘The Paperboy.’ I was supposed to jump in this lake, but after we saw three of them, I couldn’t get back in for the rest of the day!” he laughed to Company magazine. [Source]
Zac Efron is a One Direction groupie. He loves the group, and he sent them a special message when he realized they were touring Australia at the same time he was Down Under to promote his film “The Lucky One.”
In an interview for a Melbourne T.V. talk show, Zac Efron freaked out when he heard that the 1D guys were also visiting the Land of Wonder. Seriously.
“I’m freaking out!” gushed the former “High School Musical” star throwing up his hands hysterically. “I gotta go get in line!”
When the host asked Zac what advice he would give to Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson about surviving the phenomenon of teen idol-dom, Efron replied:
“Seriously, I don’t think they need my advice. I think they know what they’re doing. I mean, have fun. Cherish this moment. It’s super fun. You know, I would say keep your heads screwed on straight. They seem like smart kids–er–smart guys–they’re not kids. They know what they’re doing.” [Source]
Elizabeth Olsen is mind-blowing in “Liberal Arts,” her co-star Zac Efron has said. “The Lucky One” heartthrob acts alongside the rising starlet in Josh Radnor’s film, which had its European premiere at Sundance London.
“Elizabeth Olsen is f****** extraordinary, excuse my language. Elizabeth blows my mind, and she’ll blow your mind,” revealed Zac.
The “High School Musical” star also heaped praise on Josh and his second film, and admitted he wanted to get involved even before he knew what his role was.
“I met Josh at the Maui Film Festival in 2010 and he had not directed anything yet at that point. He said, ‘I’m going to direct something. If there’s a part in it, would you do it?’ and I said, ‘Absolutely, 100 per cent’ because I really, really enjoyed our time spent working with him,” he recalled. “He later called and told me I had a part. I think ‘Liberal Arts’ is an amazing, amazing film. I’m not sure how I fit in it but I think he made an incredible movie.”
Zac has set up his own production company, Ninjas Runnin’ Wild, under Warner Bros.
“I want to make cool movies that I would go and see. Anything that’s innovative, that’s new. Edge is the wrong word because I think that implies something kind of risque,” he explained.
And in a thinly veiled swipe at pop stars such as Justin Bieber and the Jonas Brothers, he added: “I’m not going to make a movie about a concert tour!” [Source]
Zac Efron has admitted he was embarrassed when his mum watched his steamy love scenes in his new film. The “High School Musical” star strips off on-screen for the first time in Scott Hicks’ “The Lucky One,” which sees him portray a US Marine who finds love with a single mum (Taylor Schilling).
Asked how he feels about the hysteria every time he shows a bit of skin, Zac said: “I don’t really know how to put it into words. It’s better than the opposite reaction. I try not to think about it at any point. That’s one thing I don’t notice; I’m looking at all the flaws. I’m looking at the performance more until my mum says very loudly: ‘That’s my boy!’ Then you go: ‘Oh, my God’.”
The 24-year-old said being surrounded by a nervous crew and having a relaxed director helped to dispel any awkwardness.
“Everyone is tense on those days, it’s not just us. It’s kind of like a built-in awkwardness,” he said. “Taylor and I knew each other very well by this point. I tried to make her as comfortable as I could, which was just to laugh it off.”
Zac will next be seen in Josh Radnor’s indie drama “Liberal Arts,” which premiered at Sundance London, and he’s off to Cannes for Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy” – which sees him sharing love scenes with Nicole Kidman.
“Lee Daniels took a risk on me for that part. Every time I had a scene with Nicole, I felt like I was in ‘Moulin Rouge’ – I was so in love with her,” he said.
“The Lucky One” is in cinemas now. [Source]