Zac Efron is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros.’ The Lucky One, an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel about a marine who returns from three tours in Iraq and searches for a mysterious woman in a random snapshot he believes was his good-luck charm throughout the second Gulf War. Vulture also reported that Efron has attached himself to Die in a Gunfight, from recent NYU grads and first-time screenwriters Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari.
Gunfight, per Vulture, is a Tarantino-esque blend of Gossip Girl, True Romance and Romeo and Juliet. Efron would play an underachieving, deadbeat son of a famous New York high-society attorney who gets himself in over his head when he falls for the daughter of his father’s nemesis. Mark Gordon is producing.