In a pairing that will send tween slash fiction writers wild, Zac Efron and Justin Timberlake are said to be competing for the lead role in the film adaptation of Tony-winning Broadway musical “Memphis” reports The New York Post.
The pair have been spotted in the audience of the show and are reportedly interested in the lead role of ’50s-era radio DJ Huey Calhoun.
The production, which won Best Musical at this year’s Tony Awards, is based on the life of Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s. Chad Kimball played Calhoun in the stage production.
Oliver Stone has been spotted in the audience as well and has met with show writer David Bryan about the film adaptation, but nothing official in any capacity has yet been set. If Stone gets it, Timberlake is reportedly the “JFK” director’s top choice to star.