How's this picture for a double dose of cute on hump day? Oh yeah — I went there. Anyhoo, there's some interesting casting news for both Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson right now that indicates both guys are looking to prove they're more than just pretty faces by taking on seemingly emotionally complex new roles.
Here's a quick breakdown:
- Pattinson may star in a romantic drama: The project is titled Memoirs and "tells of two lovers whose newfound relationship is threatened as they struggle to deal with family tragedies." Most intriguing is that the original script for the movie will be reworked by Jenny Lumet, who wrote Rachel Getting Married. Pop wants to know who you think his leading lady should be.
- Efron ditches Footloose for something less dance-y: According to Variety, Efron "is negotiating to re-team with 17 Again director Burr Steers on an adaptation of the novel The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud." Efron would play a young man who feels responsible for his younger brother's death and later meets up with his ghost at a cemetery to play baseball. Sounds sad and heart-wrenching. Wonder if he can pull it off?
Looks like both actors are looking to stretch their acting muscles and move their careers beyond the uber-successful franchises that turned them into household names. What do you think? Do either of these movies sound interesting to you?