〉 The High School Musical alum will produce the adaptation of John LeFevre’s non-fiction best-seller through his Ninjas Runnin’ Wild banner.
Zac Efron is set to produce STRAIGHT TO HELL, Paramount’s feature adaptation of John LeFevre‘s scathing tell-all, Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals, sources confirm. Jason Barrett and Michael Simkin will also produce the project for Efron’s shingle, Ninjas Runnin’ Wild. Efron will produce alongside Doug Banker of Five All in the Fifth Entertainment. No word yet on whether or not Efron will star.
Straight To Hell is based on a true story that originated with a now-infamous Twitter account, @GSElevator. The anonymous account offered a behind-the-scenes look at the real world of international finance without mercy or shame. The hilarious account accumulated over 600,000 followers and prompted Goldman Sachs to launch an international investigation to find the source. The financial powerhouse was shocked to discover that a 34-year-old former bond executive from Texas by the name of John LeFevre was behind the handle. When it was revealed that LeFevre never actually worked at Goldman Sachs, the story generated headlines across the nation.
The movie is expected to be cut from the same cloth as Best Picture nominees The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short, adding to the timely subject of corruption and cruelty in the world of high finance. Told with no-holds barred dark humor, LeFevre’s book follows his own story as a jet-setting investment banker, from his experiences on the trading floor to his world of private planes and endless excess. LeFevre provides an uncensored, merciless, yet funny look at an overindulgent culture of finance — much like the Twitter account he created.
Efron is currently starring in Dirty Grandpa with Robert DeNiro. In May, he will reprise his role as Teddy Sanders in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising along with Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Chloe Grace Moretz. He is currently filming James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, also starring Rogen.
Efron is repped by CAA.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer