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Zac Efron is Speed Racer

Zac Efron is Speed Racer

Go, Speed Racer! Go!

High School Musical‘s Zac Efron is in talks to star in the lead role of The Wachowski brothers’ (V For Vendetta, The Matrix trilogy) adaptation of Speed Racer, the live-action adaptation of the Japanese cartoon series.

Zac, 19, was even granted permission by Disney to leave the High School Musical 2 set for a day so that he could attend the Speed Racer callback audition. I think this role is perfect for Zac. If Warner Bros. is smart, they will snag him!

Speed Racer is scheduled for a May 23, 2008 release.

Zac already has a feature film Hairspray with John Travolta set to drop July 20.

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  • SoHappyForSalma

    I love ZAC! He’s such a cutie. I hope he gets this role and I can’t wait to see Hairspray!!!!

  • creativegirl

    We are counting down the days in our house until HSM2 premieres this August!!!!!

    I think the whole cast will be very successful and Zac is a cutie!

  • Steph

    i love zac, i’m so happy for him! i cant wait to see all his movies :)

  • http://JustJared Calindi

    No! He doesn’t look cute enough!

  • strepsi

    He’s definitely a cutie… and if you read the whole “fantastic article”, a mega-b*tch in training. Give him 3 years, and he’ll be super hot and intolerable ;)

  • Truck

    NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    All Little tween girls love Zac, he looks a little to young to play Speed-Racer.

  • My Webpage

    …. :lol:

  • cleopatra

    … :D

  • rolleyes

    …. :rolleyes:


    … :D

  • Mckenna

    I think Zac is just trying to break out of the “disney-esque” thing. I mean, he doesn’t want to be remembered as that kid in a disney movie for his whole life. I respect him for trying to break out of it – and in the NY times article, he was just being blunt about it, and I’m sure they twisted his words around. He’s still awesome. =)

  • brendan

    damn. i’m not hugest fan of his obviously-smug-and-vain ass. but holy f, does he look the part…

  • G

    yayayay. good for him.

  • http://jhvjbhhghgf your mom!

    YES YEs YES YES!!!! i love ZAC!!!!! AHHHH!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOHOHOO!

  • matthew

    you are so good in vanesas music video say ok

  • charly


  • skatergirl

    ok after reading the things at and actually going to the site of jim holl however it’s speelled. people need to stop worrying what zac is doing with his life. if he wants to leave hsm3. good, but the fact is no1 has signed up 4 it yet. another thing is, zac and vanessa are dating in real life. pssshh. those 2 have said it over and over and over again that they are NOT dating. but at least what if they are? what if they are not? so what if they are. what are you going to do about? and yes, most of the disney actors have a good life going on for them. and you know why? i think it’s because since we start watching them at a young age, and we like disney world, disney land and so they actually become our role models. not all of them. but i mean zac has it going on mostly because us kids are in love with his looks. not the real person, but his character. why is that? it’s because we don’t know him in real life. maybe we’d like him better in ral life. but right now, i think people should leave him alone, cause if his messing up on stuff, his really messig up on his life. not ur life. and mostly why i wrote all this is because. if the song is we’re all in this together, well apparently it doesn’t seem so. but in the movie it self, zac(troy) said something like ” it’s just not 1 person in the team, their’s more than 1″ and it doesn’t take 1 person to play the game, it takes more,

    but really i’m happy if zac efron wants to be in the movie “speed racer”, and i totally can’t wait for “hairspray” to come out. i’m #1 fan of can efron. but all this stuff people are saying don’t make any sense unless zac efron himself says it, and theirs witnesses to actually here him say it.

    so good luck in everything zac.
    YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!woooooohooooooo…….; )

  • skatergirl

    oh sry, i meant zac efron at the top, not can efron.**********

  • danna

    i watch speed racer every day when i was little i cant wait to see speed racer !
    hope you get the role good luck!

  • Ruth

    Me and my friend courtney love you so much we really want an autographed picture of you each

    Love you loadsXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXx
    Lots of Love
    Ruth and Courtney


    I LOVE ZAC HE IS SO SO CUTE!!! AND IF YOU GO TO QUIZZILLA IT TELLS YOU a story about your bf being zac and the story has 4 4 chaters zac is hot hot cute oh did i tell you how how he is???


    i love zac i wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish wish i relly relly relly wish that he was my bf i love him love him + nat off of naked brothers band

  • Jana

    I love zac..
    he is so cute.
    He´s the best so **** the rest^^
    no but he´s very sweet..

    HSM 4life..:**

  • http://yahoo hey

    u peiple need to get a life

  • http://yahoo hey

    u people need to get a life


    zac is so umm omg the things i would do 2 him

  • http://zacefromisaspeedracer Diggy

    I’ve only seen zac on high school muzical
    I just read about u seemz ur an awesume & funny
    guy in real lyfe I luv that

  • natalia

    czesc jestem twoja fanka i podobasz mi sie bardzo(mam nawet drzwi oklejone twoimi zdjeciami) oraz wszystkie twoje piosenki.bardzo chcialabym sie z toba spotkac.zawsze fajnie wychodzisz na zdjeciach.fajnie sobie obcioles wlosy do teledysku Vanessy Anne Hudgens Say ok…co jeszcze powiedziec?mam nadzieje ze High school musical 2 bedzie rownie fajowe jak High school musical 1.nataliaz polski

  • natalia

    siemka…jestem twoją fanką i bardzo podoba mi sie twoj styl…na wszystkich zdjeciach tak uroczo i ślicznie wychodzisz…chcialabym sie z tobą spodkać no ale wiem ze to jest nie mozliwe chociaż tak bardzo bym chciała to bylaby dla mnie wielka frajda…jestem z polski wiec pewnie mnie nie zrozumiesz czytając to…no ale chociaz ciesze sie ze to napisalam…mam cale drzwi obklejone twoimi zdęciami…chcialabym mieć twoj numer telefonu i gadu-gadu, ale jaka szkoda ze mieszkam w polsce… natalia

  • steph

    ooo baby zac eefron is soo cute and vanessa is so lucky so she should treat him right

  • virgii

    go zac go!!!!
    yo can do it!!
    it is the best think that i listend!!
    i love zac anda i love speed racer!!!!!

  • Emily

    Zac Efron is nothing compared 2 my bf. my bf is the sexiest thing alive!

  • vanessa carroz

    Bueno solo quiero desirte que aprecio mucho lo que haces como actor y cnatante y que te admiro mucho mucho mucho por tu talento…mira quiero desirte que te ves super padre en latele y que eres super lndo…te quiere ful vanessa paola de Falcon-venezula te queremos mucho por aqui…besos bay..!!!

  • *little girl*

    I love you ZAC!!! i love your movies…..v sloveniji smo vsi tvoji oboževalci oziroma oboževalke…raaadiii tee maamoo…..we love you so much…..HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!



  • brie

    i’m zac new grilfrind me brie difani

  • brie

    i’m zac new grilfrind you guys should see him brie difani

  • brie

    i’m zac new grilfrind you guys should see him brie difani

  • leticia

    (I love ZAC)

    Sorry, i’m brasilian

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    hello ain lo que ilovee im you you are miusic e the mi

  • hollywood loverrrr

    too bad he’s not in the movie…
    he’s racer x to the t.

    i love the rehearsal cam on hsm2!


    Too bad he lost the part to emile hirst but zac would of been awesome in it aswell can’t wait for seventeen again and me and orson welles and hsm3 zac.

  • arli


    kreo k zac es super lindisimo
    es el chavos mas guapo del todo el planeta

    LO AMO!!!!!!

    kienes kieran pasan ami flog dedicado a zac,vane y zanessa


  • suzette

    we all know now that emile hirsch beat him.
    i love zac don’t get me wrong but i prefer a lot more emile in acting

  • theresahedden92593michael’sgir

    I think that Zac Efron is a real hottie!


    I love Zach and all..but I really think Emile Hirsch did a wonderful job as Speed. Zach just doesn’t seem to be…the right person for it though I love all his work.

  • seda

    I love ZAC
    seNİ ch0q sefi0rum
    V0Lim too

  • http://zac sweet girl

    after8 days come the b.d of ZAC so h.b.d