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Zac Efron has been cast in another indie film project. The former High School Musical star has been cast in a romantic comedy titled Are We Officially Dating?.
Variety reported that Treehouse Pictures' Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen will produce the film, which was written and directed by Tom Gormican. Scott Aversano and Andrew O'Connor are also producing. Executive producers on the project include Michael Simkin, Jason Barrett, and Manu Gargi.
Gormican’s script was the best rated comedy on the 2010 black list and tells the story of a couple that wants to remain friends but end up falling in love with each other.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, QED International plans to sell the project to potential international distributors at the Toronto Film Festival, which starts next week.
“Are We Officially Dating? is a story about timing and your twenties, and just how difficult it can be...We’re thrilled to be teaming with Tom Gormican on his relatable script which will resonate with a large audience,” Nappi said in a statement.
Bill Block of QED said that he believes that the project has “global appeal” and that it is “is an excellent addition to QED’s growing sales slate, and underscores our commitment to commercial, filmmaker-driven product.”
Efron, 24, continues to take on more adult roles. Earlier this year, he starred in The Lucky One and starred in Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy, which will have a
The actor is now in Venice, where he is promoting At Any Price and will be in Toronto for The Paperboy. Other upcoming projects includeThis Is Where I Leave You and Liberal Arts.
Gormican currently has projects set up at Warner Bros. and Sony and is working on a TV pilot.
Production on Are We Officially Dating? will start in November in New York.