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Zac Efron Directs His Baby Blues to Some Comedy

I hope you're not tiring of the Hollywood juggernaut that is Zac Efron, because the busy young actor has just signed up for two new projects, and this time, he's going for comedy.

First, he's adding his voice to the Robot Chicken special Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III as Anakin Skywalker. Meanwhile, his newly minted production company, Ninjas Runnin' Wild (which is also producing his other upcoming projects, like Snabba Cash and Fire), will take on a workplace comedy as a starring vehicle for Efron.

As part of his High School Musical graduation, it looks like Efron is making sure he's not tied up in one genre. We've already seen him show the funny in 17 Again, and I think I prefer to see him as a comedian than weepy teen heartthrob — I'm looking at you, Charlie St. Cloud.

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lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
I'm actually oddly excited about Charlie St. Cloud (other than the horrible name). I find it hard to dislike Zac Efron dispite the cheesiness of High School Musical and the fact that a PA friend of mine says he's a total jerk (that's a nice version of what he said), and I actually think the movie looks good. No, it's not the most original and it looks totally predictable but it also seems like it will be sweet and touching...
reesiecup reesiecup 6 years
I'm afraid that I'm having trouble taking his new movie seriously from the trailer alone--the whole "we'll always be brothers" thing kind of makes it seem a tad too corny, even for my taste.
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