Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron has been cast as a thieving conman in Warner Bros.’ upcoming heist-themed blockbuster, Art of the Steal.
The former Disney actor, 22, has been roped in to play a criminal who executes a series of elaborate heists while leading a double life as an upstanding citizen, studio executives told trade paper Variety on Thursday. Zac will also produce the drama under his Ninjas Runnin’ Wild production company.
Song-and-dance man Zac Efron is eager to star in a movie adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Memphis, but it looks like the High School Musical heartthrob is in for some stiff competition from actual Memphis native and former boy bander Justin Timberlake.
Both stars want the lead role, BroadwayWorld has revealed.
Zac Efron’s looking awfully steamy in the scorching-hot desert!
It’s all for Details Magazine, on newsstands Aug. 17. Zac — who has been dating his former High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens for nearly four years — talked about resisting the temptations of being single.
“I rack my brain thinking, ‘Why am I not out there playing the field?’ But it’s not in my heart.”