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Zac Efron Joins 'The Associate' as Law School Grad!

Zac Efron Joins 'The Associate' as Law School Grad!

Zac Efron is attached to star and produce the upcoming film The Associate!

According to The Wrap, the 26-year-old actor is replacing Shia LaBeouf, who was originally attached to star when the project was under Paramount. But according to our sources, Zac didn’t replace Shia as he was never confirmed for the role.

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Zac will take on the role of “a Yale Law School grad who is blackmailed by a group of criminals. He’s forced to work at the world’s largest law firm, where he’s tasked with spying on their work in a dispute between two powerful defense contractors.”

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  • Olive

    Shia may be crazy in real life but on screen he is miles ahead of Zac Efron.

  • OK

    Really happy for you Zac.

  • Mel

    Congrats Zac!!

  • Giselle

    He’s playing a lawyer? YES!!!!

  • yup

    This movie sounds like Paranoia, the one with Liam Hemsworth

  • Fran

    This is his second time producing a movie right?

  • Bille

    @yup: I did not see that, was it good? Zac playing a lawyer… Interesting. I’m up for it.

  • toriiw

    From the frying pan into the fire

  • Molly

    Awesome Zac, can’t wait.

  • Julie

    This is a book right? I might have to read it.

  • Laura

    Oooooo, a lawyer. Nice.

  • amy

    Shia dropped out of this two years ago, this is just media piling on Shia and so people can dump on him some more

  • Madeline

    I can’t wait to see Zac in a drama.

  • Mélanie

    Great great actor ! #happy

  • Karen

    Nice… What is the other project that he is doing?

  • hannah

    This sounds like it could turn out to be a really good movie. Good role for Zac, I will definitely be seeing this

  • Lizzie

    @hannah: same here, the description held my interest.

  • jon m’shulla

    Big mistake. Shia is weird but, is talented. Zac is a drug addict loser.

  • Memo

    Yea!! Zac, congrats. Staring and producing.

  • ash

    dont try to start anything, Jared. the lead actor Zac replaced is Andrew Garfield.
    Shia was attached to this project way back in 2008 and dropped it because the fund problem.

  • Kira

    Awesome Zac!! Sounds good.

  • kiki

    Now let’s see which studio will pick it up.

  • Yes

    Sexy lawyer.slash spy. Intriguing…

  • kami

    i think he’d be a plausible yale law school grad. he’s about the right age, and looks the part.

  • hot

    First a doctor , now a lawyer. Aww we’ve been on a Zac treat lately!

    However Jared the actor he replaced is NOT Shia but Andrew Garfield/ Andrew was the one who replaced Shia.

  • Crack of Dawn

    A Yale law student that ended up in skid row more likely dealing with drug criminals.

  • Crack of Dawn

    He’s so not believable as a law student, moreso from Yale. Lol this movie fails from the get go.

  • hot

    First a doctor , now a lawyer. Aww we are on a Zac treat lately.

    H/e Jared Zac replaced Andrew Garfield who replaced Shia.

  • Leigh

    Sounds great, looking forward to this film. I think if he can transition from a comedy to a good drama then we’ll be seeing a lot more of him in future projects.

  • Jess

    Good for Zac. I can’t wait.

  • Jules

    He should follow in Shia’s footsteps of full frontal nudity too. Pleeeeeease (crossing fingers) lol ;-)

  • Ryon

    @Jules: ha ha lol that’s funny. Congrats Zac

  • Hayler

    Can’t wait for lawyer Zac!!!

  • Kale


  • Georgia

    Zac the lawyer…. Yes!!! Congratulations :-)

  • Peolpe

    I glad that he is doing other genres. Shows his diversity. Good luck Zac. Looking forward for Neighbors.

  • Jackey

    This sounds really good. I love thrillers :-) Is he still doing that other thriller “you belong to me”?

  • Mill

    He’s on that work grind right now.

  • Ash


  • Erin

    Awesome. He should do a horror movie next. He has not done that yet. Should also do another comedy.

  • Faith

    Can’t wait to see this on the big screen. Whenever it comes out.

  • Claudia

    Sooo excited!!! Nobody can bring him down!!!!! :D Soo happy for him!!
    Can’t wait or Neighbors!! It’s going to be a great success!!!!!!

    Love you Zac <3

  • Living in a box

    From one Disney kid to another Disney kid. I pass.

  • Amber

    Go Zac!!! Can’t wait. What happen to his other two projects, Narc and You belong with me?

  • Jasey

    I love thrillers. Gonna check this on out.

  • May

    If Zac Efron was a lawyer…. :-)

  • Haley

    @hot: that is so true but still happy for Zac. Drama thriller. Lawyer and a spy.

  • Kelley

    So was this was what that meeting was for? Besides the photo shoot?

  • Meg

    @amy: I know right. Happy for Zac but leave Shia out of it.

  • Amy

    Yale Law School Grad? I’m listening :-}