Zac Efron Is Starring In A New Spine Tingeling Thriller Set In The Australian Outback
Zac Efron is set to star in a new outback thriller that will kick off filming in South Australia next month.
Set against the backdrop of a vast, unique and unforgiving landscape, Gold is a thriller about greed and the lengths people will go to secure themselves a fortune.
According to the summary of the flick - which will stream on Stan - the story follows 'two drifters travelling through the outback who stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found, the dream of immense wealth and greed takes hold.'
"They hatch a plan to protect and excavate their bounty with one man leaving to secure the necessary equipment. The other man remains and must endure the harsh desert climate, preying wolves and intruders, whilst battling the creeping doubt that he has been abandoned to his own fate," the plot continues.
AACTA Award-winning actor and filmmaker Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom, The Light Between Oceans, War Machine) will direct and co-star star with award-winning actress Susie Porter (Ladies in Black, The Second) based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Polly Smyth.
Hayes said of the project: "This is an exciting, gripping and timely tale about greed, humanity, who we are, what we've done to the world and where we are heading if we aren't careful."
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"To have Zac Efron as my main man on this film is an absolute gift and to see what he is creating already is like nothing we've seen from him before."
He added: "I can't wait to deliver this bold, visceral and cinematic film to audiences all around the world."
Stan Chief Content Officer Nick Forward added: "Stan is delighted to welcome Zac Efron and Anthony Hayes as its leading stars in its upcoming original film Gold."
"Working with John Schwarz, Michael Schwarz, and the whole creative team, Gold will capture viewers and take them on a thrilling journey; all set against the spectacular backdrop of the South Australian outback."
The film will be released in cinemas through Madman Entertainment with Altitude Films and will be based on a screenplay Hayes co-wrote with Polly Smyth.
The Stan Original Film Gold will premiere on Stan and in cinemas in 2021.
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