Zac Efron will star in an untitled romantic actioneer which has become a priority project for Mandate Pictures.
Originally titled “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman”, Efron will play a suburban kid who spontaneously travels to Eastern Europe to find himself. Early on he falls for an alluring young woman and the only thing standing between them is her charismatic, dangerous ex from a criminal underworld.
Armed with little more than his wit and naive charm, Efron endures one bruising beat down after another in order to woo the girl he loves and achieve salvation. Matt Drake penned the 2007 Black List script.
Swedish multi-award winning commercials director Fredrik Bond will helm the film while Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa and William Horberg will produce.