Zac Efron gets the LA Times treatment
July 29, 2010
Arroyo Grande’s Zac Efron gets the star treatment on the eve of his first attempt at a commercially dramatic movie role in “Charlie St. Cloud.” [LA Times]
The young actor grew up in Arroyo Grande and graduated from AGHS. His parents both worked at Diablo Canyon.
Efron is currently finishing up a national publicity tour for his new film that opens Friday.
In “Charlie St. Cloud,” based on a novel by Ben Sherwood, Efron, 22, plays the main character grappling with the death of his younger brother, Sam. As he struggles with his grief, Sam’s ghost appears, and the brothers head nightly to a forest to talk and play catch. But then Charlie meets Tess, played by Amanda Crew, and he’s forced to weigh his romantic feelings against his attachment to his brother.
The movie is clearly being marketed to Efron’s female fan base, with the poster showing him dreamily staring out into the distance.