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Swedish crime thiller being remade with ultimate badass Zac Efron

04.15.2010

Now that High School Musical craziness has been officially been replaced by some prepubescent kid named Justin Beaver(?), it appears HSM's stars are free to try and go about the monumental task of re-directing their various careers.

No one is trying harder than Zac Efron, who is something of a casting punchline in the industry today (Zac Efron for Robin! Zac Efron for Spider-man!), and he’s trying to shed that image with his latest movie choices. He’s had a few meatier roles like in ME AND ORSON WELLS and the upcoming CHARLIE ST. CLOUD, but EASY MONEY could be his “gamechanger.”

The original film is called SNABBA CASH (awesome title), and it’s a Swedish crime thriller that’s been trying to get remade in America for some time now. The story follows a young finance whiz who has a plan to get rich quick by selling coke. What could possibly go wrong?

Going from dancing basketball star to drug lord in a few years is quite the career path for young Efron, and I’m curious to see how this goes. The only thing I’ve seen him outside of HSM was HAIRSPRAY, but he was essentially the same character, albeit with more hair gel.

Think Efron has it in him to become a legit actor, or is he stuck with the Disney label for life?

Extra Tidbit: Honestly, I think a haircut would take this kid a long way.
Source: THR

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4:22PM on 04/16/2010

meh

Paganidolatry and Iceshag, you're both chodes. Efron is not what i'd call a man's man. It's only natural to want wealth and good looks, so yeah, i'll give you that. And I'll see Cash, hopefully he won't disappoint...but I feel he will. He's a p-ssy.
Paganidolatry and Iceshag, you're both chodes. Efron is not what i'd call a man's man. It's only natural to want wealth and good looks, so yeah, i'll give you that. And I'll see Cash, hopefully he won't disappoint...but I feel he will. He's a p-ssy.
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1:20PM on 04/16/2010
DiCaprio did it, why not Efron? Depends on if he's talented enough. I agree with Paganidolatry, the majority of the people who bash him and call him a fag would concurrently love to be him. I know I would.
DiCaprio did it, why not Efron? Depends on if he's talented enough. I agree with Paganidolatry, the majority of the people who bash him and call him a fag would concurrently love to be him. I know I would.
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11:09PM on 04/15/2010
Gay? Yea if Gay = banging Venessa Hudgens. The idiots on this page. As for Disney actors being trained to be Disney actors, that is quite possibly the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Kurt Russell started out as a disney actor and he turned out pretty good. Guv the guy a chance. Every one of you douches would have taken an acting gig on a Disney movie when you were a teenager and you would have milked the shit out of it if they kept paying you a lot of money. I think the hatred comes from guys
Gay? Yea if Gay = banging Venessa Hudgens. The idiots on this page. As for Disney actors being trained to be Disney actors, that is quite possibly the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Kurt Russell started out as a disney actor and he turned out pretty good. Guv the guy a chance. Every one of you douches would have taken an acting gig on a Disney movie when you were a teenager and you would have milked the shit out of it if they kept paying you a lot of money. I think the hatred comes from guys a little insecure that there girlfriends would totally bang that guy in a heart beat.
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11:24PM on 04/15/2010
No thanks.

Zac Efron sucks.
No thanks.

Zac Efron sucks.
9:10PM on 04/15/2010
He need to change his image and get out of Disney label. Maybe a haircut, change of clothing would do. Now he looks like he's still in High School Musical vortex.
He need to change his image and get out of Disney label. Maybe a haircut, change of clothing would do. Now he looks like he's still in High School Musical vortex.
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3:49PM on 04/15/2010
The problem with this is that Disney actors are trained to be Disney actors, which is why it takes a lot of work to be a serious actor.

Efron has to work on his acting prowess, avoid anymore HSM garbage, stay away from the musicals, and focus on being taken seriously and he MIGHT, MIGHT get a legit career.

Good looks only take you so far.
The problem with this is that Disney actors are trained to be Disney actors, which is why it takes a lot of work to be a serious actor.

Efron has to work on his acting prowess, avoid anymore HSM garbage, stay away from the musicals, and focus on being taken seriously and he MIGHT, MIGHT get a legit career.

Good looks only take you so far.
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3:28PM on 04/15/2010

Efron = gay

Has he come out of the closet yet? I give it 2 years.
Has he come out of the closet yet? I give it 2 years.
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3:13PM on 04/15/2010

I Like Efron

I don't follow any of these unofficial rules of the game : "Anyone younger than you and more good-looking is a f*g or pussy". Sorry, but we're all working to survive here. Dude wants to break free and move away from Disney and he's doing so in a very non-egotistical and pretentious way. Good for him it was obvious it was going to happen anyway. I think he'll do good. How many times are we gonns shun ppl out before seeing what they have to offer? People hate him for HSM but it's not like HSM was
I don't follow any of these unofficial rules of the game : "Anyone younger than you and more good-looking is a f*g or pussy". Sorry, but we're all working to survive here. Dude wants to break free and move away from Disney and he's doing so in a very non-egotistical and pretentious way. Good for him it was obvious it was going to happen anyway. I think he'll do good. How many times are we gonns shun ppl out before seeing what they have to offer? People hate him for HSM but it's not like HSM was for YOU, anyway. Plus, he doesn't seem like a douchebag celebrity.
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6:20PM on 04/15/2010
Amen brother. I agree with you 110%.
Amen brother. I agree with you 110%.
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3:10PM on 04/15/2010

I Like Efron

I don't follow any of these unofficial rules of the game : "Anyone younger than you and more good-looking is a f*g or pussy". Sorry, but we're all working to survive here. Dude wants to break free and move away from Disney and he's doing so in a very non-egotistical and pretentious way. Good for him it was obvious it was going to happen anyway. I think he'll do good. How many times are we gonns shun ppl out before seeing what they have to offer? People hate him for HSM but it's not like HSM was
I don't follow any of these unofficial rules of the game : "Anyone younger than you and more good-looking is a f*g or pussy". Sorry, but we're all working to survive here. Dude wants to break free and move away from Disney and he's doing so in a very non-egotistical and pretentious way. Good for him it was obvious it was going to happen anyway. I think he'll do good. How many times are we gonns shun ppl out before seeing what they have to offer? People hate him for HSM but it's not like HSM was for YOU, anyway. Plus, he doesn't seem like a douchebag celebrity.
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3:13PM on 04/15/2010
I meant Non-egotistical and NON-pretentious way lol.
I meant Non-egotistical and NON-pretentious way lol.
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2:41PM on 04/15/2010

Great film...weird choise

Snabba Cash (Snabba = quick) is something as unusual, nowadays, as an absolutely great Swedish film. The leading actor Joel Kinnaman is absolutely great and so is also everything from the photo to the rewrites from the book it's based in. Can't see Zac Effron in the role...the swedish film has everything from drug use, violence, really bad language and sex if I don't remember incorrectly.

(btw: can't get over the aweful Swedish film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I guess the 84% at rotten
Snabba Cash (Snabba = quick) is something as unusual, nowadays, as an absolutely great Swedish film. The leading actor Joel Kinnaman is absolutely great and so is also everything from the photo to the rewrites from the book it's based in. Can't see Zac Effron in the role...the swedish film has everything from drug use, violence, really bad language and sex if I don't remember incorrectly.

(btw: can't get over the aweful Swedish film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I guess the 84% at rotten tomatoes has to do with english speaking ppl don't understand just how absolutely terrible the acting is... seriously it almost makes Chris Klein's performance in Street Fighter look good)
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1:09PM on 04/15/2010
I know I'll get flamed for this, but 17 Again was fairly entertaining albeit predictable. Him trying to emulate Matthew Perry was good, and Thomas Lennon as always was great.
I know I'll get flamed for this, but 17 Again was fairly entertaining albeit predictable. Him trying to emulate Matthew Perry was good, and Thomas Lennon as always was great.
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12:41PM on 04/15/2010
He is a pussy.
He is a pussy.
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12:22PM on 04/15/2010

no way

he wont ever be a good actor, but that doesnt mean stupid teenage girls (and their moms) wont pay to see him in anything, I mean it hasnt stopped Twilight. Why would we let talent and quality get in the way of letting someone be in a movie?
he wont ever be a good actor, but that doesnt mean stupid teenage girls (and their moms) wont pay to see him in anything, I mean it hasnt stopped Twilight. Why would we let talent and quality get in the way of letting someone be in a movie?
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12:13PM on 04/15/2010

nah, he won't always be disney....

....eventually he'll rise above that. the hair cut, u suggested, will help. i could see him bulking up and playing a marine, or maybe a rookie cop or something.
....eventually he'll rise above that. the hair cut, u suggested, will help. i could see him bulking up and playing a marine, or maybe a rookie cop or something.
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12:09PM on 04/15/2010
I actually thought he was okay in Me and Orson Welles. There is room for improvement but he is still quite young so I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. Plus he was quite good in 17 Again.
I actually thought he was okay in Me and Orson Welles. There is room for improvement but he is still quite young so I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. Plus he was quite good in 17 Again.
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12:06PM on 04/15/2010

Phew.

For a second there, I thought he had the title role in Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" remake.
For a second there, I thought he had the title role in Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" remake.
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12:03PM on 04/15/2010
I think the guy's got a lot of potential. When it comes to teen heartthrobs, I'd give him the leg-up over Pattinson any day in terms of talent/charisma. And he ditched the HSM haircut a while ago, and it did do him wonders.
I think the guy's got a lot of potential. When it comes to teen heartthrobs, I'd give him the leg-up over Pattinson any day in terms of talent/charisma. And he ditched the HSM haircut a while ago, and it did do him wonders.
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11:56AM on 04/15/2010
Me and Orson Welles is not coming up. Its been out for a while.
Me and Orson Welles is not coming up. Its been out for a while.
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11:53AM on 04/15/2010
He reminds me of Julian Clary.
He reminds me of Julian Clary.
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11:30AM on 04/15/2010
After Me and Orson Welles, no. This kid's got a lot of work to do. He needs to invest in a legit acting class outside of musical theatre training.
After Me and Orson Welles, no. This kid's got a lot of work to do. He needs to invest in a legit acting class outside of musical theatre training.
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