Zac Efron to Take on Schlocky Romance Author Nicholas Sparks?
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:52:23
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Zac Efron is about to take on schlocky romance author Nicholas Sparks, who wrote sappy but best-selling stuff like The Notebook and Dear John, the feature film translations of which kill it at the box office! Efron is currently in negotiations to tackle the starring role in The Lucky One, an adaptation of Sparks' novel about an Iraq War veteran who believes he made it through three tours of duty thanks to a photograph he owns of a woman who's a stranger to him. Naturally, he tries to find the woman when he returns home. Efron as a soldier? I know the actor has expressed his desire to branch out and play against his singing and dancing, matinee idol, High School Musical type, which is why he left Paramount's remake of Footloose. But is this too far of a stretch?
Can Efron pull off a role such as this?