MoviesGet Ready for Zac Efron, Goldman Sachs Finance Bro
He's in talks to star in the movie adaptation of a book about life at Goldman Sachs—putting him in prime position to achieve Peak Efron.
Zac Efron is personally leveling up in his own brand with the announcement of new movie Straight to Hell, a film based on John LeFevre's book of the same name. Straight to Hell came out of LeFevre's Twitter account @GSelevator, a collection of soundbites overheard at the Goldman Sachs elevators. LeFevre's book gives an entertaining inside glimpse into the dark and intense world of Wall Street. Efron is set to produce the movie, which will be written by Dirty Grandpa screenwriter John M. Phillips.
Efron is also eyeing the starring role, to which I would like to say, "Yes please." Look me in the eye and tell me that the idea of Efron the finance dude isn't already the best Efron. This might even the culmination of his acting. It's the perfect meeting of "I'm not a Disney star anymore" and "I'm really good at playing douchebags" that would guarantee a memorable performance he can hang his hat on.
And think about it: Efron in a Wall Street movie means we have a movie full of Efron in a suit. An excellent start. And on top of that, the subtitle of the book is "True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals," so we can basically expect a mini-Wolf of Wall Street with at least one montage including gold, champagne, and/or money being thrown in the air to prove a point. (Plus, it will probably have a shorter run-time than Wolf of Wall Street, so sign me up.)
Listen, Zac Efron can do whatever he wants with his career. Baywatch? Great. More Neighbors movies? Sure, bring it on. But showing us a Wall Street Efron is too good to pass up. The man spells his name "Zac." This feels like fate.