Zac Efron’s ‘St. Cloud’ Leading Lady Gets Cast

Watch out Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron has a new leading lady — at least in his new flick, that is. Amanda Crew has signed on to star opposite the “High School Musical” heartthrob in his flick, “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Amanda will have the lucky task of playing Zac’s love interest in the flick about a cemetery caretaker (Zac) who plays with the ghost of his young brother who he thinks died because of him. In the graveyard, he also meets a young woman (Amanda), who is believed to be lost in a sailing accident.

Zac, who took the role as a way to move out of the musicals genre, has been busy shooting the flick and last week photos appeared online of the pair on set together. As for the 23-year-old actress, who grew up in Canada, her film resume includes “The Haunting in Connecticut,” “She’s The Man” and “Sex Drive.”

So, are you excited to see Efron get serious in this film? Or, did you want to see him get “Footloose”?