Efron is Warner Bros. Lucky One – Entertainment News, Film News, Media – Variety
Zac Efron will star in Warner Bros. “The Lucky One” based on the Nicholas Sparks novel about a Marine searching for a mysterious woman.
The film’s produced by Denise Di Novi and Kevin McCormick, who segued late last year as Warner production president into a studio deal under the Langley Park banner. Scott Hicks is attached to direct.
Di Novi’s produced three other Sparks adaptations for the studio — “Nights in Rodanthe,” “A Walk to Remember” and “Message in a Bottle.” Di Novi Pictures president Alison Green span is exec producing.
Will Fetters adapted “The Lucky One,” published in 2008 and centering on a Marine who survives three tours in Iraq and attributes his good fortune to a photograph he carried of a woman he has never met. He sets out to meet his good-luck charm when he returns to North Carolina.
Efron signed a producing deal earlier this year with Warner Bros., but isn’t attached as a producer on “The Lucky One.” He’ll next appear in the titular role of “Charlie St. Cloud” for Universal, opening Friday.