The actor will star as one of America's most notorious serial killers.
Zac Efron breaks away from his 'token hottie' image with his new role as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in the biopic thriller 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'. It's a re-telling of some of the worst crimes America has ever seen, and here's what we know about it so far.
Zac Efron at the 'Baywatch' premiere
The upcoming true crime movie details the brutal crimes of Theodore Robert Bundy from the point of view of his somewhat naive partner at the time Elizabeth Kloepfer. Apart from Zac Efron, no names have been announced for the rest of the cast, however we do know who is involved behind the scenes.
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The Baywatch team are like superheroes to Zac Efron.
With Seth Gordon's comedy film adaptation of 'Baywatch' coming soon, it has a lot of box office competition this year - largely from the DC and Marvel superhero films. But Baywatch is kind of like 'real life' superheroes, indeed Zac Efron believes the characters bear much resemblance to comic book teams.
Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario in 'Baywatch'
So 'Baywatch' is unlikely to see the kind of audiences or heavy praise that the likes of Marvel's 'Logan', 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2', 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and 'Thor: Ragnarok' has had or will have this year, but that doesn't mean there aren't some similarities.
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There is no better lifeguard team out there than that of Los Angeles' Baywatch. However, they are seriously losing money and in order to boost their brand, a PR executive encourages them to get some fresh blood on the team. Matt Brody may have landed two gold medals in the field, but that doesn't guarantee he'll be right for the squad. He's far from an impressive addition in the eyes of Mitch Buchanan; he may be prettier, but he hasn't got the brains or the brawn to match up to him. Matt thinks the job is just about educating people on sunburn and stopping them from drowning, but when it becomes clear that there's a drug ring in the area and a body subsequently washes up on the beach, their job gets a whole lot more complicated. Yeah, they should probably leave it to the police, but instead they decide on an unauthorised undercover sting operation instead. Maybe thrill-seeking Matt can teach Mitch and the team a thing or two about living life on the edge. Or maybe he'll just run like hell.
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Priyanka Chopra has vowed to stay in touch with her 'Baywatch' co-stars because she had a bundle of laughs shooting scenes with Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson.
Priyanka Chopra has vowed to stay in touch with her 'Baywatch' co-stars.
The 34-year-old actress plays the role of Victoria Leeds in action comedy, and the star had so much fun working with fellow actors Zac Efron and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson she wants to continue their friendship even now filming has finished.
Speaking about the cast of the upcoming movie, which is set to be released in May this year, the brunette beauty said: ''It's a really funny movie - I was laughing all the time while I filmed it. Dwayne Johnson is such a gentleman and one of the nicest people I've met. He's so hard working - Zac Efron is too. It was a lot of hours in the sun and water, and wonderful to see such a professional bunch of people have a great time.
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While it's amusing and sometimes very funny, there's an air of desperation about this sequel to the 2014 breakout hit comedy. The main problem is that, instead of pushing the characters forward in any way, the plot is basically a rehash of the exact same series of events. So the cast and crew rush through it in the hopes that audiences might not notice, throwing in issues like girl power and gay marriage to make it look like they noticed the criticisms of the first movie.
It's been a year or so, and now Mac and Kelly (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) are selling their house to move to the suburbs before the birth their second child. But just as the sale is agreed, a sorority moves in next door, founded by Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz) in defiance of the usual frat-house rules. They get help from former fraternity leader Teddy (Zac Efron), who's aimless because his best pal Pete (Dave Franco) has just agreed to marry his boyfriend. So Mac and Kelly are worried that the loud parties are going to jeopardise the sale, and when talking with Shelby fails, the stand-off escalates into all-out war. And when the girls turn on him, Teddy swaps sides to help take them down.
The dialogue is packed with hilariously wrong humour, mainly adult gags that are spoken around very young children. The idea of a little girl who chooses a pink dildo as her favourite toy is good for one laugh, but perhaps not the next 10 the filmmakers try to wring from it. Meanwhile, there's a strange exhaustion in the air, as both Teddy and Mac seem tired of all of this nonsense. Efron and Rogen play the roles with impeccable timing, but both seem aware that they've already pushed these characters as far as they possibly can. Byrne has a lot more spark, and provides most of the best laughs. And Moretz shows some skill at spiky silliness.
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Mike and Dave are two brothers who can't help but compete with one another. They're best friends and do everything together, but when it comes to playing a lifelong game of one-upmanship they're both in it to win it. When their sister announces that she's marrying her partner in Hawaii, Mike & Dave's mum and dad are instantly horrified by the possible antics their sons could get up to.
In a bid to calm their potential actions, it's suggested to the boys that they both bring a respectable date to the wedding. Someone they can present to their families and show a completely different - and more mature - side to their personality.
Alice and Tatiana are two girls who could actually rival the brothers and any of their past behaviour, who see Mike & Dave on TV talking about their search for a partner and decide that they're just the girls to accompany the boys to the island wedding. Their plan is successful but Mike and Dave soon figure out that there's more to the girls than they first thought.
There's nothing clever about this deliberately rude and vulgar comedy, but certain audiences will find it absolutely hilarious. Never afraid to head straight into the cheapest, nastiest gag, director Dan Mazar and writer John Phillips throw their odd-couple stars into a series of riotously awkward situations, usually involving nudity. And even if it's not as funny as it ought to be, at least there's some meaning to the chaos.
Zac Efron plays Jason, a bright young Atlanta lawyer who takes after his workaholic father (Dermot Mulroney). But Jason's grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro) remembers a more interesting Jason, before ruthless ambition took over his life. So after Grandma's funeral, Dick asks Jason to drive him down to Florida a week before Jason is due to marry the high-maintenance Meredith (Julianne Hough). Jason quickly discovers that Grandpa is intent on sowing some very wild oats, detouring their journey through Daytona at spring break, where they meet a couple of girls (Aubrey Plaza and Zoey Deutch) who are up for pretty much anything. What Jason doesn't know is that Grandpa is doing all of this to remind Jason who he really is, and to show him how to enjoy life instead of control it.
The script sometimes lays on this message rather thickly in between a series of deliberately jaw-dropping gross-out sequences. Predictably, drugs and sex abound, and most of the jokes are so corny and ludicrous that they're not remotely believable. Everything that happens strains to shock the audience, which means that nothing is actually very shocking. But while the story has no tension at all, it also manages to grab hold of the audience simply because the characters are so vividly played by the fearless Efron and De Niro. Neither role is much of a stretch, but they dive into even the yucky and/or naked moments with gusto, developing some chemistry in the process.
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Dick Kelly has never been able to unwind, he's a retired army general and even though he has a foul-mouth, he lives a rather subdued life - well, far more subdued than he's like. After being given a new lease of life, Dick convinces his grandson to take him away, what Jason doesn't realise is Dick is planning a wild weekend at Daytona beach. The only problem with this is Jason is one week away from getting married to his bosses daughter and is perhaps one of the most unlikely people to ever visit somewhere like Daytona Beach.
On the way Dick and Jason make a few new friends. Dick is desperate to sow his wild oats whilst all Jason can think about is getting the trip over and done with. Jason despondently remarks that most grandads would be happy with 'toffee and socks' - alas not Dick.
Dirty Grandpa was directed by Dan Mazer who produced many of Sacha Baron Cohen's movies including Bruno, Borat and The Dictator. Mazer is also set to direct upcoming movie The Flash starring Ezrz Miller.
Zac Efron - Zac Efron puts on his saddle for a scene in 'Neighbors 2' filming in Los Angeles. The actor was seen jumping on top of a horse with a fraternity flag while co star Chloe Moretz host a frat party wearing a wig and a tight mini skirt. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 29th October 2015
'We Are Your Friends' takes just $1.8 million, the worst commercial performance of any movie in Efron's career.
Zac Efron’s latest movie has suffered the worst opening weekend for a movie featuring in more than 2,000 cinemas in American history. We Are Your Friends, in which Efron stars as a young DJ struggling to make it in the EDM scene, took just $1.8 million from its showings in 2,333 locations across the U.S., making it the worst opening weekend ever, not adjusting for inflation.
Warner Bros. studio paid $2 million to distribute the movie, which is directed by Max Joseph and also features Wes Bentley and Emily Ratajkowski, across North America on behalf of Working Title Films and StudioCanal. This is a very modest outlay, but tracking had indicated that they were hoping for an opening in the region of $8 million given Efron’s presence, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski, co-stars in 'We Are Your Friends'
The NW.A. biopic has now taken $134.1 million at the box office in total.
Straight Outta Compton is on top of the US box office for the third-straight week taking an estimated $13.2 million at US theaters. The N.W.A. biopic beat Christian drama War Room to keep the number one spot, while Zac Efron’s We Are Your Friends suffered a massive flop.
Straight Outta Compton is still on top of the US box office.
Straight Outta Compton now joins Jurassic World to become the only other film to top the US box office for three consecutive weeks this summer. The biopic’s box office total now stands at $134.1 million.
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While talking about his new drama We Are Your Friends, Zac Efron has been unusually thoughtful.
Clearly, playing an aspiring DJ touched a nerve with the 27-year-old actor, whose career began as the singing-dancing star of High School Musical and Hairspray.
He remembers his introduction to We Are Your Friends, watching a sizzle reel before he even read the script. "I think what was on my mind at that moment, and what's always on my mind when I first meet for a project, is what does it mean to me," he says. "I was just caught up in how much I was really engaged with the material. And that's always scary, because it feels like you might be committing to something."
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And this feeling of connection continued into the production. "While we were making the movie, I knew that we were telling a story that I just knew," he says. "It represented what I was going through at a certain time of my life. I just hope it means something to a lot of people."
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Basically the perfect summer movie, this lightweight drama has a great-looking cast and plenty of youthful energy, but not much authenticity or depth. The plot traces a young aspiring DJ trying to make his mark on the music world, and his struggle isn't exactly gruelling. But what the movie lacks in realism it makes up for in melodrama, keeping the audience involved simply because the characters are relatively enjoyable company.
Zac Efron plays Cole, a smart young guy who spends his days and nights hanging with his chucklehead pals Mason, Ollie and Squirrel (Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez and Alex Shaffer), playing music, doing drugs and tormenting the girls. But Cole has skills mixing tracks to keep a dance floor busy, and one night he's noticed by his idol James (Wes Bentley), a star DJ with a hot girlfriend, Sophie (Emily Ratajkowski). James helps Cole discover his own distinct voice, while Cole can't help but fall for Sophie. Meanwhile, Cole and his buddies need to make some cash, so they take a job with a dodgy property developer (Jon Bernthal). But Cole is determined that this kind of work won't be his future.
Director-cowriter Max Joseph never really bothers to develop any of this properly, letting the film glide along on Cole's cool beats while indulging in arty touches like an animated drug trip. There isn't much complexity to any of the characters, but the actors add interest in the way they interact, developing camaraderie that says a lot more than their relentless macho swagger. Efron is the only actor who is allowed to offer a glimpse beneath the surface, and he navigates Cole's darker emotional moments nicely. But the script continually undermines him. For example, there are constant references to his strong moral code, and yet he seems utterly unbothered about seducing his mentor's girlfriend. Opposite him, Bentley gets to do some ace scene-stealing, but everyone else fades into the wallpaper.
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The ‘We Are Your Friends’ actor was left stumped when asked to identify a song from his breakthrough movie.
Zac Efron suffered form a bit of an embarrassing memory blackout recently, when he was asked to identify one of his songs from 2006 Disney movie High School Musical. The 27 year old actor is currently promoting his new music-centric flick, We Are Your Friends, which follows a young DJ trying to make it in California.
Zac Efron stars in We Are Your Friends.
Efron and his co-star Emily Ratajkowski and the film’s director Max Joseph were playing a game of ‘guess the intro’ during an interview by Cosmopolitan magazine. At first the trio seemed to get off to a really good start, with Ratajkowski identifying Beyonce’s ‘Drunk in Love’ in record time.
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Zac Efron - Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'We Are Your Friends' at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 20th August 2015
The former teen star and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will star in the big screen version
Who doesn’t like 1990s Baywatch complete with Pamela Anderson’s audacious curves and David Hasselhoff’s oddly attractive chest? Well it seems that Zac Efron may not with the actor, who is involved with a film reboot of the franchise, explaining that the new venture will be nothing like its predecessor.
Zac Efron is rating the new Baywatch movie R for Raunchy
After news broke of the former High School Musical actor’s involvement with the project, Efron told Reuters: "It’s going to be R-rated and it’s going to be badass."
Zac Efron is in talks to star in a movie version of ‘Baywatch’, reports suggest.
Zac Efron is reportedly in talks to star in a big screen version of Baywatch. The former High School Musical star is in negotiations with producers for the upcoming Paramount Pictures film. Dwayne Johnson is also reportedly on board and the pair will be directed by Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon.
Zac Efron at the L.A. premiere of Neighbors in April 2014.
'We Are Your Friends' director and writer Max Joseph opens up about throwing free LA music festival Summerfest to shoot his new movie starring Zac Efron, which featured guests including Them Jeans, Nicky Romero, Dirty South, L.A. Riots and Dillon Francis.
Aspiring DJ Cole Carter, from LA's San Fernando Valley, sets out to make it big in the world of electronic dance music and create a name for himself in Hollywood's nightlife scene, by working on the one track that will make him stand out from the crowd. Things start looking up when an older DJ named James takes him under his wing, but life get complicated for Cole when he finds himself falling for James's young girlfriend Sophie. With Cole's friendships at stake, will he have to make a tough choice between love, loyalty and the music career he has always dreamed of?
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Fresh out of college, 23-year-old Cole Carter and his friends Mason, Ollie and Squirrel are determined to make something of their futures, with young people being faced with more and more career opportunities than ever before. Cole wants to become one of the world's top DJs, but hitting the decks at local college parties aren't getting him anywhere fast. He learns the art of getting people moving with his music from a more experienced DJ named James who sees potential in him, but it seems the more he is taught, the more he realises he has to learn. Still, he's reluctant to work under James, and things get complicated when he starts to bond with James' girlfriend Sophie. To make matters worse, his friends are becoming increasingly frustrated with him for refusing to seize a once in a lifetime opportunity to make something really special.
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Andy Cohen revealed the most famous person he slept with and the strangest place he'd had sex during a special segment on 'Watch What Happens: Live'.
There were a few things we didn't really need to know about television presenter Andy Cohen. Unfortunately, the 46-year-old Watch What Happens: Live host held little back during a special segment on his show when the roles were reversed and his guest, Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan, asked him some pretty candid questions.
Andy Cohen overshared on a special segment of Watch What Happens: Live.
After steaming up our screens in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, Jamie Dornan has finally been given his rightful title.
A poll by British magazine Heat has named Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan as 2015’s hottest hunk, beating Zac Efron and Harry Styles. Last year the Irish actor was a new entry at number eight in the annual poll, which is said to be voted on by more than 195,000 people.
2015’s Hottest Hunk, Jamie Dornan.
“He’s played a sexy killer in 'The Fall' and a killer sex-er in Fifty Shades Of Grey, so it’s no wonder Jamie Dornan came top in heat’s Hottest Hunks 2015,” the magazine wrote announcing Dornan’s victory.
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Zac Efron - Zac Efron shows off his biceps as he continues filming for his new movie 'We Are Your Friends' in Northridge, California - Northridge, California, United States - Wednesday 20th August 2014
Zac Efron - Friday December 20, 2013; Celebs out at the Lakers game. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves by the final score of 114-91 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. CA. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 21st December 2013
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