Zac Efron is reportedly set to go head-to-head with Justin Timberlake over a coveted new film role.
Both stars are said to want the lead in the movie adaptation of hit Broadway musical Memphis.
Sources close to Timberlake told the New York Post in May (10) the Memphis, Tennessee native was interested in playing DJ Huey Calhoun in the film version of Bon Jovi star David Bryan's musical, and now BroadwayWorld.com has revealed Efron has seen the show twice in recent months and is also interested.
Meanwhile, insiders claim Oliver Stone has met with Bryan and his working partner Joe DiPietro with a view to directing the proposed film.
A representative for Stone has confirmed the meetings took place.