Zac Efron Lines Up a New Workplace Comedy at Warner Bros
by Ethan Anderton
July 13, 2010
After singing, dancing and making tween and teen girls alike swoon all over him, Zac Efron has taken some very grown up steps toward a prosperous future in Hollywood by gradually moving away from that Disney image and into some very interesting projects. At only 22 years-old, Efron is the youngest actor to have an overall deal with Warner Bros. where he already has one project on his slate. Now THR adds another one to his workload at WB as the studio has just picked up an untitled workplace comedy which Efron will star in and produce. Jason Filardi wrote the script who also penned Efron's first real comedic venture 17 Again.
Story details weren't given out, but the project is another in a group of endeavors set up between WB and Efron's own company which has since been given the name Ninjas Runnin' Wild Productions. Whatever floats your boat, I guess. In addition to this new comedy, Efron's company is also working on previously announced projects like the remake of the Swedish crime thriller Snabba Cash, a time travel driven story called Einstein Theory and an adaptation of Fire, a graphic novel from Brian Michael Bendis. In addition there's a project I don't remember hearing about called The Art of the Steal, a project centering on a master thief based on the Wired magazine article by Joshua Bearman.
I gotta say, all of these projects sounds pretty promising for Efron's career as an actor and producer. Unlike certain other teen stars, it seems like he's got his head on his shoulders and won't sacrifice his career for the glitz and glamor of Tinseltown. This line of projects alone makes me a lot more optimistic about his future rather than say another up and coming teenage heartthrob named Taylor Lautner, but alas, teenage girls will keep him around for at least a few more years. Is anyone interested in Zac Efron's future projects?