Zac Efron (17 Again, The Greatest Showman) is set to star in a survival thriller titled Gold at the Australian streamer Stan. The star is familiar with survival and travel after having made his recent Netflix series Down to Earth With Zac Efron.
This Stan original film “turns on two strangers traveling through a desert who stumble upon the biggest gold nugget ever found. When dreams of unimaginable wealth take hold, they devise a plan to protect and excavate their bounty with one man leaving to secure the necessary equipment.”
Efron “plays the man left behind, who comes up against unforgiving desert elements, ravenous wild dogs and mysterious intruders, all while wondering whether his partner is ever going to come back for him.”
The film is set to begin principal photography in Australia this month, with actor and filmmaker Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom, The Light Between Oceans) set to direct and co-star, from on a screenplay he co-wrote with Polly Smyth. This sounds like a crazy movie! I think it’s a great fit for Efron, and I am excited to check it out when it becomes available.