Zac Efron Lining Up His ‘Charlie St. Cloud’ Follow-Ups

Zac Efron may have had his breakout as a “High School Musical” heartthrob, but he’s been very clear in his intentions to evolve beyond those beginnings into more serious acting fare. He’s taking another shot this Friday with “Charlie St. Cloud,” a fantasy/drama about a young man (Efron) grieving over the death of his younger brother.

With the movie out on Friday, this is prime time for Efron to figure out what he’s going to do next. He’s already got a TV appearance lined up, voicing Anakin Skywalker on the next “Robot Chicken: Star Wars” special. Now Deadline reports that there are two film roles he’s considering as well. First up is “The Lucky One,” an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel, about a soldier coming home from Iraq who sets out to find a woman in a picture he’s been carrying as his good luck charm. The other is “Die In a Gunfight,” an action flick with echoes of the “Romeo & Juliet” story written by a pair of fresh-faced newcomers. Deadline describes “The Lucky One” as Efron’s “likely” next effort. What do you make of all this? Will you be seeing “Charlie St. Cloud” this weekend?