Now that Zac Efron's latest High School Musical song-and-dance opened with a $42 million weekend, Paramount Pictures is hoping to "kick off its Sunday shoes" a little faster than expected.
According to Variety, Paramount would like to get its remake of Footloose, which reteams Efron with HSM director Kenny Ortega, into production by spring 2009. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett has been brought on to rewrite the script, and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have been added as producers.
Efron is reportedly close to locking in his deal, which features ...
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
There's a Rockettes-style line of dancers, 99 extras in elaborate costumes and a giant Statue of Liberty head that shoots confetti. No, this isn't a hallucination. This is High School Musical 3: Senior Year. And it's the third and final day of shooting for a dance number called "I Want It All." Set in the famous cafeteria where Broadway-loving sibs Sharpay and Ryan sang "Stick to the Status Quo" in the first film, the place has been transformed into a mini–Times Square.
"We've come pretty far from a black stage and a gold ladder," marvels Lucas Grabeel, who plays drama-club president Ryan. "It's stepped up to a whole new level for the theatrical release."
On October 24, the wildly popular High School Musical franchise will conquer the final frontier — the big screen ...
Who needs the bar when you can have a dinner party?
That's what Zac Efron opted for as he celebrated his 21st Saturday evening.
High School Musical's finest toasted his new, alcohol-legal year at L.A.'s Pace restaurant with ...
Zac Efron and Daniel Radcliffe
Sorry, ladies — you won't be able to see Zac Efron in the buff any time soon.
The High School Musical star has shot down talk that he is replacing Daniel Radcliffe in the all-baring Broadway play Equus, People reports.
"No, I think it's a great role, but I was not approached," Efron said.
So does that mean he would say "yes" if he was approached? Hmm…
While he is not headed to the Great White Way ...
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Zac Efron and Nikki Blonsky by Lalo Yasky/WireImage.com
Since her family airport brawl over the summer, Nikki Blonsky has turned to her rock to help get her through the nasty ordeal Zac Efron."I love him with every inch of my body and soul," Blonsky told Entertainment Tonight in a recent interview. "He's stayed in touch and he has been so supportive through everything that I've gone through in my life; he is one of the best, best influences and people that I can ask to have in my life."Blonsky also opened up about her family and coping with the difficult situation. "We're just happy to be back together. My family is my life."Both the actress and her father were arrested in early July on charges of assault with the family of Top Model alum Bianca Golden when a brawl erupted at the Providenciales International Airport in Turks and Caicos over saving seats. — Gina DiNunnoRelated:• Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky and Dad Arrested in Scuffle• Blonsky's Dad Still on Island Lockdown• Nikki Blonsky's Father Released on Bail
Hold on to your Zac Efron dolls because a trailer for Disneys HSM 3 has just been released and its tween-tastic Your favorite Wildcats have finally reached their senior year of high school and that can only mean one thing more singing and choreographed dancing with 10 new original songs of course Check out the sneak peek featuring Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron whos clearly been hitting the gym since the first HSM Gina DiNunno
Mark your calendars because there are only five months to go until High School Musical 3 hits theaters this October But for those of you with kiddies who cant contain themselves that long or perhaps its you whos the HSM groupie this morning GMA went behind the scenes of the third installment of the crazy-popular franchise and even caught up with some of the cast members including Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron sporting his finest prom wear Gina DiNunnoAre you pumped to see part three of the Disney sensation Think it will be as good as the first two Think Zac looks exceptionally spiffy in his suit and boutonni232re
Zac Efron by Dan MacMedan/WireImage.com and Zack Wilson by Adam Larkey/ABC
High School Musical 3 director Kenny Ortega has found the perfect new dancer and stand-in for his mega-star, Zac Efron, and he even shares his first name! Zack Wilson, one of the winners of Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann and the former fiancé of Dancing with the Stars pro Julianne Hough, was brought in because Efron has been tied up with filming Me and Orson Welles for the last month, which coincided with the first three and a half weeks of HSM3 rehearsals. That meant that Efron, arriving in Salt Lake City this week, had to catch up fast to learn the complicated dance routines. "A lot of the dancers they use for HSM come from the studio (Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Provo, Utah) where I grew up studying dance," says Wilson. "So Kenny Ortega contacted the director of the studio and asked if he knew anyone who was a quick learner who could learn a bunch of choreography and then possibly teach it [to Zac Efron]. And the director referred him to me." Ortega already kne...
Zac Efron by Barry King/WireImage.com
High School Musical emo-boy Zac Efron will star in Me and Orson Welles, an adaptation of Robert Kaplow's novel about a student who stumbles into a bit part in the 1937 staging of Julius Caesar that launched the big guy's career. Newbie Christian McKay is tackling Welles.... The life of legendary fashion designer Valentino is en route to theaters in the form of the documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor.Related: Zac Efron Sidelined in Hospital Zac Efron Makes a Friend, and More Movie News