New Line Cinema has obtained the rights to a comedy pitch from Jason Filardi for Zac Efron to star.
Keeps striving to develop his acting career on the big screen, Zac Efron has reached deal to topline an untitled comedy flick coming from New Line Cinema following the studio's acquisition of Jason Filardi's spec script.
While plot details are being kept under wraps, it is said that the project will be a broad comedy in a high school setting. "Hairspray" director Adam Shankman is on board to produce via his Offspring Entertainment alongside Jennifer Gibgot with Efron's manager Jason Barrett executive producing.
Efron, best known for his role in Disney Channel's original movie "High School Musical", began his path in entertainment industry through a guest appearance in FOX's sci-fi series "Firefly" in 2002. He currently is in pre-production on made-for-television "High School Musical 2: Sing It All or Nothing!", which is slated to begin filming in March 2007 for an August 2007 air date.