Casting Call: Zac Efron on 'Fire,' Miley Cyrus wants to 'LOL'
The "Seventeen Again" star is attached to play the lead and executive produce Universal studios adaptation of the graphic novel "Fire," according to THR's Heat Vision blog.
Brian Michael Bendis, who wrote the original graphic novel, will pen the adaptation about a college student who becomes a spy when a CIA project decides to see if ordinary citizens can be successful agents.
- Miley Cyrus, another Disney alum, may be "LOL: Laughing Out Loud," reports Variety. She and Demi Moore are circling the American remake of the French film that follows a teenager (Cyrus) who gets dumped by her boyfriend so she sets her sights on his best friend. Her mom (Moore) is a divorcee who's trying to readjust to being single again.
- Mel Gibson, who stars in "Edge of Darkness," is in talks to star in his own Universal spy thriller, "Cold Warrior," says THR. Shane Black will direct the story of a Cold War spy (Gibson) who comes out of retirement and joins a younger agent to address a terrorism threat from Russia.
- "About a Boy" and "Skins" star Nicholas Hoult will join the "Mad Max" follow-up "Fury Road" as a character named Nux. He joins Zoe Kravitz who'll play Five Wives and Teresa Palmer and Adelaide Clemens. It was previously announced that Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy are starring in the flick, which shoots in Australia this summer.
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