HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM – Zac Efron is excited about starring in the upcoming Baywatch movie.
“We want to make it badass,” he told Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s Late Night. “That’s what Dwayne [Johnson] wants — he’s so cool, he’s like the coolest dude in the world. I’m gonna have to keep up with that guy!”
The long-developing project will be directed by Seth Gordon and will likely start production in February 2016.
The story centers on a by-the-book and very serious lifeguard (Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young rule-flouting hothead (Efron) in order to save their beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the most recent draft.
Of the reboot’s plot, the We Are Your Friends actor said, “We want to keep the integrity” while also sharing a new narrative, and “I think we’re finding that combo.”
And he admitted he wasn’t necessarily cast for his personal attachment to the internationally beloved show. “I have vague memories of it being on TV — I remember Pamela Anderson. I can kind of remember David Hasselhoff.” Efron said, laughing with Meyers about the series’ signature slow-motion running.
Zac dropped by ‘The Tonight Show’ to play a game of egg roulette with Jimmy Fallon. They took turns smashing eggs on their heads without knowing which are cooked and which are raw.
YAHOO.COM – The Seth Rogen-Zac Efron hit Neighbors was a crude, raunchy comedy riot, and it turns out there was even more crudeness and raunchiness left on the cutting room floor. In fact, director Nicholas Stoller shot two entire opening sequences that never saw the dark of movie theaters.
Both will be available on the Neighbors DVD and Blu-ray (available Sept. 23), and you can watch the first scene exclusively above. In the theatrical version, Efron and Dave Franco’s Delta Psi Beta fraternity has just relocated next door to Rogen, Rose Byrne, and family. We know they were kicked out of their previous house, but it’s never made clear what their infractions and/or indiscretions were.
The alternate opening scene above shows them, mid-party, rounding up the necessary booty (shrooms, cash, moonshine, a copy of The King’s Speech) to make an epic trade with a campus dealer. Spoiler alert: They’re buying military grade explosives, and what follows is an explosively funny fireworks display well worth the cost of house expulsion — or at the very least, a Blu-ray.
Zac Efron stars in a new teaser trailer for upcoming electronic dance music film ‘We Are your Friends’, directed by Catfish’s very own Max Joseph.