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Monday April 6, 2009 1:56 pm

Zac Efron, the Movie Star

Zac EfronHigh School Musical icon may not be Footloose, but he’s still got plenty of potential projects to consider. Fans will soon see Efron starring as a younger version of Matthew Perry in 17 Again, yet another movie based on adults going back to adolescence. It’s also rumored that Efron will be featured in the next chapter of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and will co-star in the sequel to Hairspray.

Efron is playing it coy when it comes to both rumored projects, telling reporters that he would be happy to be involved in the Pirates project. Rumor has it that Johnny Depp is currently in talks to work on the flick. “It sounds like a good idea,” Efron said of the potential Hairspray sequel, which is not yet confirmed.

He may, however, have wrecked his chances to become a leading man for . In 17 Again, Efron shares an on-screen kiss with actress Leslie Mann…otherwise known as Mrs. Apatow.

Read More | MSNBC

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