DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Days after announcing his next star studded comedy at Netflix, Zac Efron is continuing to build up his diversified slate as he is set to star in A24’s The Iron Claw, the latest drama from writer-director Sean Durkin. A24 is set to finance and produce the pic with Durkin writing and directing. Producing alongside A24 are Tessa Ross, Derrin Schlesinger and Harrison Huffman. The film was developed by House Productions, with the support of Access Entertainment, and BBC Films.
Based on the true story of the Von Erichs, the film follows the rise and fall of the Von Erich family, a dynasty of wrestlers who made a huge impact on the sport from the 1960s to the present day.
Efron is having himself quite the moment right now as he looks to the future of his business by developing a broad range of starring vehicles that are not only character driven crowdpleasers but introduce him to filmmakers like Durkin that bring the most out of him as an actor. With his Netflix comedy he gets a fun, crowd-pleaser with plenty of star power that also reunites him with his Paperboy co-star Nicole Kidman. With The Iron Claw, the drama brings him a piece of material that is transformative and gritty and is surely unlike anything he’s done before in his career.
On top of these projects he also has the Netflix series Down To Earth which was hugely popular during the pandemic and won him a daytime Emmy for producing and is currently shooting its second season. Coming up next is the highly-anticipated Greatest Beer Run Ever at Apple which is Pete Farrelly’s follow-up to his Oscar winning Green Book that took home the Oscar for Best Picture and won Farrelly a screenplay Oscar. Efron is front and center in that film which is likely to be in the mix this award season given its pedigree.
Awesome news! A new project for Zac!
DEADLINE – Netflix has set an all-star ensemble for its new untitled romcom as sources tell Deadline Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Joey King are set to star in the pic, with Behind The Candelabra writer Richard LaGravenese directing. LaGravenese co-wrote the script with Carrie Solomon while Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Alyssa Altman producing for Roth/Kirschenbaum Films. Netflix bought the script from Solomon earlier this year which attracted the three leads.
The story is set following a surprising romance which kicks off comic consequences for a young woman, her mother and her movie star boss as they face the complications of love, sex, and identity. The film was recently greenlit and will shoot later this year.
The film gives Kidman a fun comedy on her upcoming slate following a year of strong dramatic turns which started with the Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers. She followed that up with her Oscar-nominated role as Lucille Ball in Being Ricardos.
For Efron it brings him back to Netflix where he most recently played serial Killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Next up for Efron is Apple’s The Greatest Beer Run Ever, Peter Farrelly’s first film since his Oscar-winning Green Book.
King remains as busy an actor as any one out there which includes Hulu’s The Princess, which bows July 1 as well as the highly-anticipated Bullet Train. She too is also a favorite of Netflix following the success of The Kissing Booth trilogy which she stars in for the streamer.
We sat down with Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong to play a game of Snack Wars, where they were comparing UK and USA snacks. Zac had a hilarious reaction to Toxic Waste, it was revealed Ryan had never had a Twinkie before and they both couldn’t get enough of British snacks!
Zac’s episode on The Ellen Show airs today! You can find photos from his appearance and the interview clips below!
Last night, Zac visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! You can watch his interview below. Stills from his appearance will be added later to the gallery when I see them!
Update: Stills have now been added to the gallery!
Zac talks about traveling around the world for his Netflix show “Down to Earth with Zac Efron,” visiting Australia, catching crocodiles with a tribe in Papua New Guinea, his new movie Firestarter, playing a dad for the first time, and getting pranked at a UFC match in Vegas.
Interviews for Zac’s upcoming movie, Firestarter have been releasing! Check them out below. The film releases in theaters and streaming on Peacock on May 13!
Hello Zac fans! Zac’s new film Gold will soon release on on Stan in Australia on January 26, 2022. I have updated the gallery with many production stills as well as a few photos from the promotional shoot! Enjoy!
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It’s October 18 which means today is Zac Efron’s 34th birthday! Happy Birthday Zac! Thank you for bringing happiness into our lives with your work. I can’t wait to see everything you do in the coming year. I hope you get to spend the day with all your loved ones. Here’s to another year of supporting the amazing you! I can’t believe the site has been online for a year already as well (and still I haven’t added all I have promised.. but hopefully soon!).
To celebrate Zac’s birthday, I have added outtakes from a photoshoot Zac did back in 2017 for GQ Mexico. I hope you like them! I have many more to add in the future 🙂 Be sure to follow us at: @zacefron_Net
Introducing Ralph, the new spokes-bunny of the global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics. #SaveRalph is a powerful stop-motion animation short film produced by Humane Society International, featuring an all-star multinational cast including Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn, Pom Klementieff, Rodrigo Santoro, Tricia Helfer and more. https://hsi.global/SaveRalph
Save Ralph is a powerful stop-motion animation short film featuring Oscar winner Taika Waititi as the voice of Ralph, who is being interviewed for a documentary as he goes through his daily routine as a “tester” in a lab.
HSI’s #SaveRalph campaign tackles the cruelty of animal testing in an original and unexpected way—using the story of one bunny to shine a light on the plight of countless rabbits and other animals in laboratories around the world.
While Ralph is animated, the miseries he endures in the short film are far from made up. As Spencer Susser, the director of Save Ralph, says, “It’s so important that Ralph feels real because he represents countless real animals who suffer every day.”
Susser, known for his film Hesher, is among a slate of powerhouse celebrities and influencers who collaborated with Humane Society International on the making of Save Ralph. In addition to Waititi as Ralph and Gervais as the interviewer, the film has Zac Efron as Bobby, Olivia Munn as Marshmallow, Pom Klementieff as Cinnamon and Tricia Helfer as Cottonballs.
Producer Jeff Vespa (Voices of Parkland) teamed up with the Arch Model studio of puppet maker supreme Andy Gent (Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel) on the production.
THR – Bill Murray is also circling a role.
Apple is circling Peter Farrelly’s Green Book follow-up, The Greatest Beer Run Ever, with Zac Efron and Russell Crowe now attached to star.
The Skydance project is based on the book by Joanna Molloy and John “Chickie” Donohue, The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War. The movie tells the true story of Donohue, who left New York in 1967 for Vietnam to track down and share a few beers with his childhood friends serving in the Army.
Bill Murray, who worked with Farrelly on Kingpin and Osmosis Jones, is also eyeing a role in the movie, but sources note that his deal is nowhere near to being closed.
A previous package of Beer Run had Viggo Mortensen and Dylan O’Brien attached to star.
Brian Currie, who co-wrote Green Book, and Pete Jones (Hall Pass) will write with Farrelly.
David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger and Andrew Muscato will serve as producers. Granger, Goldberg and Aimee Rivera are overseeing for Skydance.
Efron, who is repped by CAA, Alchemy and Felker Toczek, will next film the Three Men and a Baby remake.