Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, The Greatest Showman) has signed on to star in FIRESTARTER, the upcoming film from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, and Weed Road Productions, adapted Stephen King’s classic sci-fi thriller novel “Firestarter.”
Zac Efron can currently be seen in and produces the highly-successful docu-series “Down to Earth” on Netflix.
As previously announced, Keith Thomas (The Vigil) will direct the film that is being adapted by writer Scott Teems (Halloween Kills, Rectify), who will also executive produce.
Jason Blum and Academy Award® winner Akiva Goldsman will produce. Martha De Laurentiis, who was an associate producer on the 1984 adaptation of Firestarter starring a young Drew Barrymore, will executive produce.
FIRESTARTER reunites Goldsman and Blum who have previously collaborated on the Paranormal Activity franchise.
Logline: A young girl develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon.
Stephen King is a bestselling novelist who made his name in the horror and fantasy genres with books like “Carrie,” “The Shining,” and “IT.” His books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into numerous blockbuster films and television properties.
Zac Efron is represented by CAA, Alchemy Entertainment, Viewpoint and Felker, Toczek, Suddleson, Abramson.
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