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Zac Efron Movie News and Robert Pattinson Movie News

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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?


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nicklover nicklover 8 years
only Rob's sounds interesting. and i just can not stand zac efron Zac :(
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I would say Rob's work... I cannot stand Efron.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I saw Little Ashes and Pattinson wasn't half bad in it; it doesn't surprise me at all that he's looking to take on more meaty projects. Efron's project sounds like it could get really corny really quickly. I think he will able to successfully transition into being an adult star, but I feel like he should stick to romantic comedies; he could have a lot of success in that area.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm always a fan of RP and i feel like it could be good for him. we have to remember that we only know him from Twilight and that he DOES ACTUALLY have another movie coming out this year that's another role, so doing a romantic movie is really within the realm of possibility. the issue with Zac is that ALL we know of him are the sappy kid movies, and to be honest, i don't think that i'm even interested enough to care to see him in something else.
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
They both have a long way to go for me to take them seriously... HSM and Twilight... I'm willing to give them a fair shot though.
divinelight divinelight 8 years
Oh, I love Emily Blunt. She was very funny on Ellen. I think they would be good together too.
care0531 care0531 8 years
Pattinson is so much better of an actor. He takes serious time to get into character to really get play the part- he doesn't show up and try and act- he takes it seriously. I am obviously a little bias because I am a huge fan. I have do have to say I just saw Emily Blunt on Ellen and I think she would be great matched up on screen with Pattinson.
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
@ divinelight : you're entirely right. Plus, your avatar automatically makes me agree with you whatever you say... :-)
divinelight divinelight 8 years
Pattinson may not have been good in Twilight, but you also have to consider the material he was given. He has starred in other dramas like Little Ashes, and the small press it has gotten hasn't been horrible.
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
On a side note, Arrested Development - the movie will apparently start filming this fall ! Triple yay !! :-)
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
Huh... no. :-) Efron can't act and Pattinson, well, it's too soon to tell, but let's just say that he wasn't entirely convincing in the Twilight movie (please, don't jump on my throat for saying that), so I'll guess we'll have to wait and see. But they're boys. They still have a few years to mature. Let's not throw them out the window too soon.
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