The actor will both star in and produce the movie adaptation of the hit thriller.
Zac Efron is gearing up to both produce and star in the movie adaptation of writer John Grisham's hit legal thriller, The Associate. The former High School Musical star will be continuing his evolution from Disney Channel heartthrob to serious actor by taking on such a major movie responsibility.
Zac Efron Is Set Both Both Star In And Produce 'The Associate.'
Though the project is reportedly yet to recruit a writer, Efron will produce via his Ninja's Runnin Wild banner ('That Awkward Moment'), and Divergent's Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce through Red Wagon Entertainment with Michael Simkin and Nicki Cortese overseeing development, according to THR.
Ethan McSweeney's stage adaptation coincides with this month's publication of Grisham's sequel.
John Grisham's electric first novel, A Time To Kill, has hit Broadway in an adaptation from the Tony Award-winning writer, Rupert Holmes. Grisham's legal suspense thriller follows the work of attorney Jake Brigance who represents a man charged with capital murder after he guns down the rapists of his 10 year-old daughter.
Sebastian Arcelus & John Douglas Thompson At 'A Time To Kill' Opening Night.
Sebastian Arcelus ('House of Cards') plays Brigance in this stage adaptation alongside Fred Dalton Thompson as the judge, Patrick Page as the prosecutor and Tom Skerritt as the mentor and Ashley Williams is the sharp-witted law student whichconstitutes an "engaging cast playing juicy dramatic characters," according to Bloomberg.
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Patrick Page, Ethan McSweeny, Sebastian Arcelus, John Grisham, Rupert Holmes, John Douglas Thompson, Tom Skerritt and Ashley Williams - Opening night curtain call for the Broadway play A Time to Kill at the John Golden Theatre. - New York, NY, United States - Monday 21st October 2013