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Zac Efron Takes Shia LaBeouf's Role In New Action Comedy! Is He A Better Fit?

Fri, February 11, 2011 7:22pm EDT by 2 Comments
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Zac Efron is quickly moving from his High School Musical persona to big time movie star. His new movie reportedly has a similar feel to the Oscar award-winning Pulp Fiction!

Zac Efron‘s relationship with Vanessa Hudgens might have fallen apart, but his career is sky-rocketing. The Playlist is reporting the 23-year-old hottie has landed the lead role in the upcoming action comedy, The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman — a role that used to belong to Shia LaBeouf!

According to the report, producer Albert Berger confirmed Zac now has the leading role in the film, which is being compared to the legendary Pulp Fiction.

Here’s the plot summary:

The film follows Charlie who after the death of his mother, heads to Europe to find himself. There, he meets a girl and falls in love. The trouble is she already belongs to an insanely violent crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal, but that won’t deter Charlie who endures one bruising beat down after another to woo the girl and keep her out of harm’s way. — The Playlist

We love watching Zac woo the ladies…he’s a natural! Honestly, the film sounds right up his alley and might actually be the project that helps him finally break out of his Disney type-casting once and for all.

Kirstin Benson