Zac Efron Is The Speed Racer?

“High School Musical” and “Hairspray” star Zac Efron is in talks to star in the title role of “Speed Racer” according to Just Jared.

Zac was apparently granted permission by Disney to leave the “High School Musical 2” set for a day so that he could attend the Speed Racher callback audition.

The Wachowski brothers’ live-action adaptation of the Japanese cartoon series is scheduled for a May 23rd 2008 release.