Zac Efron is attached to both star in and produce an adaptation of John Grisham’s legal thriller “The Associate” for Red Wagon.
The story follows a student who’s about to graduate from Yale Law School when he’s manipulated into accepting a job at a prestige law firm and given privileged information about a multibillion-dollar lawsuit between two powerful defense contractors.
William Monahan penned the original draft adaptation back when Shia LaBeouf and director Tony Scott were attached. That version fell through due to monetary issues. Another attempt was made two years ago with Andrew Garfield sought to star.
Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher will also produce the new version which is starting over. A new writer is expected to be hired shortly.
Source: The Wrap