Kim Basinger Joins Efron In “St. Cloud”

Kim Basinger is in negotiations to star in “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” for Universal Pictures days Variety.

Basinger would play the grieving mother of Zac Efron’s character, a caretaker at a cemetery who has weekly meetings with a younger brother whose accidental death he feels was his fault.

Efron famously left the “Footloose” remake in March for this project. Burr Steers (“17 Again”) directs the drama scripted by Craig Pearce and polished by Steers. Marc Platt is producing.