Efron Is Sparks’ ‘Lucky One,’ May Also ‘Die in a Gunfight’

Zac EfronZac 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.

Produced by Denise DiNovi, Lucky One has Scott Hicks attached to direct. Kevin McCormick is also producing. Will Fetters and Doug McGrath wrote the script, reports Deadline.

Gunfight, per Vulture, is a Tarantino-esque blend of Gossip GirlTrue 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.

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