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HOT BATTLE! Zac Efron Is Fighting Justin Timberlake For The Lead In 'Memphis'!

Thu, August 19, 2010 7:25pm EDT by Russ Weakland 3 Comments
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Zac and Justin are after the same role, but who will land the coveted part of Huey Calhoun?

Zac Efron is back to his musical loving ways, and this time the hunky star is ready to test out his acting chops in the big screen adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Memphis. But wait – the role isn’t a lock JUST yet – he’s got some pretty stiff competition!

Justin Timberlake will fight the High School Musical heartthrob to play 1950’s-era Memphis radio DJ Huey Calhoun. Although JT, 29, is originally FROM Memphis, Zac is planning on fighting him tooth and nail for the role.

“I just can’t stay away from the show!” the NY Post reports Zac told girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens and Hairspray director Adam Shankman while taking in the Broadway musical August 17; it was his second time at the show in a month.

The film will be directed by Oliver Stone with music by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan and Joe DiPiertro. In essence, it’s going to be one hot ticket. No wonder both boys are fighting for the part!

Russ Weakland