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Zac Efron in Talks for ‘Star Wars’

Zac EfronZac Efron is in talks to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII.

The That Awkward Moment actor has met with movie bosses about a role in the new episode of the sci-fi franchise, which has recently been acquired by Disney. When asked if he'd take a part in the movie, he told MTV, "Yeah, I just went and met with them. So I don't know. It would be cool. I love [the Star Wars movies], but... who knows?"

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams and actors linked to roles include Michael Fassbender, Michael B. Jordan (Efron's That Awkward Moment co-star), Saoirse Ronan, Jesse Plemons, Adam Driver and Hugo Weaving.

It has also been rumored many of the actors from the original trilogy - shot in the 70s and 80s - such as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker could reprise their roles.

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Cinecast: Clips from Jarmusch’s Latest, Bradley Cooper in Curlers

Bradley Cooper+ While most actors probably would have donned a wig in his place, Bradley Cooper is dedicated to his craft. Here are some photos to prove that the curls he sports in David O. Russell's upcoming frilm American Hustle are the real deal!

+ Just as you were thinking that Tom Hiddleston was all brooded-out after playing Loki for three films, the folks behind Jim Jarmusch's upcoming Only Lovers Left Alive put out two clips of the vampire flick that prove you wrong.

+ Mad Men star is moving on up to the big screen, getting behind the camera to direct Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins, and Christina Hendricks in God's Pocket, which he adapted from Pete Dexter's novel of the same name.

+ With Fast and Furious 6 and the return of his Pitch Black character in Riddick, this year is unofficially the year of Vin Diesel and his sequels. While you're still holding out hope that xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will be finally greenlit, you can check out the trailer for Riddick here.
 

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Zac Efron ‘Blown Away’ by Taylor Schilling

Zac Efron and Taylor SchillingZac Efron is thankful that he "clicked right away" with his on screen girlfriend Taylor Schilling in The Lucky One.

The star was "blown away" by his blonde co-star in the movie, and he learned "a lot" starring alongside side her, which he found to be a "refreshing quality" in his leading lady.

"It was weird, it was screen test I think. You kind of get thrown into it, you're thrown into it and either you click or you don't. I'm pretty sure you know right away, thankfully we clicked right away. It was instant. We were hitting our stride almost immediately. With Taylor Schilling, I found that I learned a lot from her, which is always refreshing to ... it's a refreshing quality to see in your leading lady, it's fun. She's hilarious but she's very focused when it comes to the work. I was blown away by her."

Zac plays a marine who goes to North Carolina to search for a woman (Taylor) that he believes was a good luck charm in three tours of duty of Iraq, but the 24-year-old hunk admits he was "nervous" when he read the script for the movie because of the all the preparation involved in playing a marine:

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Efron vs. Timberlake: Who’s Going to Memphis?

Zac Efron and Justin Timberlake

Forget that silly Team Edward vs. Team Jacob rivalry. The real question is “Are you Team Zac or Team Justin?”

That’s the unfortunate decision one studio may have to make if an adaptation of Memphis comes to fruition. The Broadway production could soon be headed to the big screen, and rumor has it and Justin Timberlake are both interested in the same role.

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Box Office Breakdown: Victory for The Other Guys

The Other Guys

Will Ferrell is no longer stuck in the Land of the Lost.

After stinking up the theaters last summer with his science fiction remake, Ferrell has rebounded nicely with . Sony’s buddy-cop flick opened to $35.5 million over the weekend, giving the funnyman his second highest debut ever. (Talledega Nights rang in $47 million in August 2006.) The comedy also performed well for Mark Wahlberg. It was his best outing since Planet of the Apes’ $68.5 million kickoff in 2001.

Unfortunately, 3-D screens and So You Think You Can Dance plugs couldn’t push further up the charts. The $40 million film only grossed $15.8 million in ticket sales while coming in lower than the first two installments. (Step Up premiered to $20.7 million in 2006 while Step Up 2 the Streets opened to $18.9 million in 2008.)

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Box Office Breakdown: Dinner for Schmucks Comes Up Short

Dinner for Schmucks

Fans aren’t quite ready to wake up from the dream just yet.

Despite competition from Steve Carell, Zac Efron and cute animals, managed to continue its reign over the box office. The Christopher Nolan film - which is nearing the $200 million mark - added another $27.5 million to its total and became the third entry of the year to three-peat. (Alice in Wonderland and Shrek Forever After also had three wins under their belts.)

Warner Bros.’ win meant leftovers for . The Paramount comedy, which cost in the neighborhood of $60 million to produce, only brought $23.5 million to the table.

Meanwhile, narrowly beat out Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore for fifth place. The two entries were separated by approximately $100,000.

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In Theaters This Weekend: July 30, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

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Zac Efron to Take on Coke Dealer Role

Zac EfronClean-cut heartthrob is set to play a scheming cocaine smuggler in a new thriller.

The actor - who rose to fame in the popular films - is set play a runner for a coke dealer in new movie Snabba Cash - translated Easy Money - an American remake of a Swedish film based on the 2006 novel by Jens Lapidus. The project, which focuses on a group of friends who want to get rich quick by getting involved with drugs and organized crime, has recently been the subject of a Hollywood bidding war.

eventually bought the remake rights - for what is thought to be a six-figure sum - with the intention of casting Zac. The studio is allowing the 22-year-old actor to produce the film with the new company he runs with his manager Jason Barrett, according to The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision Blog.

Swedish producer Fredrik Wikstrom will also work on the US version, with Michael Hjorth acting as executive producer. The thriller is the latest example of the young actor breaking away from the teen roles which made him a star.
His recent back catalogue of work includes drama and comedy 17 Again.


In Theaters This Weekend (12/11)

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Invictus

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Invictus (PG-13): starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon (directed by Clint Eastwood)
  • Broken Embraces* (R): starring Penelope Cruz, Blanca Portillo, LluĂ­s Homar (directed by Pedro Almodovar)
  • The Lovely Bones* (PG-13): starring Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan (directed by Peter Jackson)
  • Me and Orson Welles** (PG-13): starring Ben Chaplin, Claire Danes, Zac Efron (directed by Richard Linklater)

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In Theaters This Holiday Week: November 25, 2009

The Road

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Ninja Assassin (R): starring Ji-hoon “Rain” Jung, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris (directed by James McTeigue)
  • Old Dogs (PG): starring John Travolta, Robin Williams, Seth Green (directed by Walt Becker)
  • The Road (R): starring Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Kodi Smit-McPhee (directed by John Hillcoat)

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