Though 'Star Wars: Episode 7' may have sat out Comic-Con, now that it's a Disney product, it's possible we'll get the first big casting announcement this year at Disney's D23, which is coming in August. But news has broken that Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling are being talked about for the film, and that Gosling is up for the role of Luke Skywalker's son.
Harrison Ford and Zac Efron. Not two names you'd necessarily expect to go together in a film -- especially a film being compared to 'Cape Fear.' Then you throw Rob Reiner in the mix as director and the world has gone topsy-turvy!
So what is this film, titled 'You Belong to Me,' have in store for us?
This year’s Cannes Film Festival has delivered some off-the-charts bizarre on-screen action, from Kristen Stewart's nudity in the risqué ‘On the Road’ to the dizzying ‘Holy Motors,’ which left one critic feeling “drunk” after its press screening. But few can hold a candle to Lee Daniels’ ‘The Paperboy,’ which allegedly contains a graphic scene of Nicole Kidman urinating on ‘High School Musical’ heartthrob Zac Efron.
‘The Lucky One’ marks the latest adaptation of a tale from the mind of famed romantic drama novelist Nicholas Sparks. The first of which was the Kevin Costner/Robin Wright story of tragic loss ‘Message in a Bottle’ and the most popular of which is the Ryan Gosling/Rachel McAdams tearjerker ‘The Notebook.’
We recently had the opportunity to speak with director Scott Hicks, who takes the helm on this latest endeavor, about working with stars Zac Efron (‘High School Musical’) and Taylor Schilling (televisions ‘Mercy’) in this next phase of their respective careers, the appeal of the Sparks flavor of romance and creating an authentic love story.