According to Hollywood Insider, the remake of Footloose will continue through to production without the star-wattage of Zac Efron:
As for Efron, who spent more than a year and a half attached to the project, sources say the High School Musical phenom had been advised to hold off on doing another musical until he’d established more versatility in a variety of genres.
Translation: Zac Efron is DEFINITELY going to make a gay comedic Gus Van Sant art film about pizza boys produced by Judd Apatow, costarring James Franco.
There’s this curious moment in Gus Van Sant’s interview of James Franco where Gus very deliberately brings up the subject of Zac Efron out of nowhere and then suggests to Franco that they all make a movie together with Judd Apatow:
GVS: Yeah. He is really nice. We should all do a Judd Apatow movie. You and Zac and me.
JF: Yeah. You should do a movie that Judd produces, and we’ll do it with Zac. What do you think?
GVS: Keep your eyes open for it.
JF: What kind of movie do you think it could be?
GVS: I’ll have to think about that one.
JF: If you have an idea and it’s like me and Zac playing basketball or delivering pizzas or whatever, I’m in.
Probably a joke but the idea of a Judd Apat0w produced comedy directed by Gus Van Sant starring James Franco and Zac Efron sounds derangedly awesome (and hot). Is this loopy theoretical cinematic masterpiece more than just wishful thinking? Here’s the evidence that says yes! Continue reading