[Movies] Zac Efron To Star In Narc Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.21.2013
Based on a true story...
Zac Efron is set to star in the 20th Century Fox film Narc, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is based on a true story. Julie and Rick Yorn (Unstoppable, We Bought A Zoo) will produce through LBI, while Garrett Meyer, part of the studio's writing program, will handle the script.
Here's a synopsis: Narc, described as a college-set Donnie Brasco, centers on an all-American college student who was a big man on campus. He was the president of his fraternity and captain of his lacrosse team but got busted by local police when he was caught with some cocaine he was going to distribute at a party. The police offered him a deal in which he would not be arrested if he became an undercover informant. The student then ended up living a secret double life while in college, wearing wiretaps and eventually putting away big-time criminals.
Doug Banker (Ted Nugent's Gun Country) discovered the story and made the deal. He will executive produce with Jason Barrett.Matthew Reilly is co-producing.
Efron is currently shooting The Townies with Seth Rogen for Universal, and has also signed on to Autobahn with Amber Heard.