The actor is preparing to star in and produce a remake of Swedish drama Snabba Cash, which translates as Easy Money.
The film is based on a 2006 novel by Jens Lapidus and tells three interwoven stories about friends who become involved with drugs and organised crime.
Efron will play a young taxi driver who is tempted into cocaine smuggling by the prospect of making his fortune.
The rights to the remake were snapped up by executives at Hollywood studio Warner Bros, who recently signed a two-year producing deal with Efron.
Source: Heat Vision Blog
Zac Efron has been making rounds attempting to change his Disney bred golden child image, attaching himself to adaptations of Brian Michael Bendis' Fire and the long gestating Johnny Quest film. Today, THR's Heat Vision Blog reports that he'll also star in and produce and English language adaptation of Snabba Cash, the Swedish thriller that was the subject of a heavy Hollywood bidding war and has just found a home with Warner Bros. (where Efron has recently set up a production deal with manager Jason Barrett).
Snabba is based on a novel by Jens Lapidus and was a major hit in its home country. The thriller followed three interconnected storylines involving drugs and organized crime, with the main character a young financial wizard who hopes to strike it rich quickly by becoming a runner for a coke dealer.
Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are producing, along with original producer Fredrik Wikstrom. Michael Hjorth will exec produce.