Zac Efron sure does know how to win over studio executives. For the past 8 months, Zac has been involved in Footloose. Everything has been moving forward and getting ready to shoot, and then Zac put a screeching halt to the whole thing last week when he dropped out of the movie. Apparently Zac doesn't want to dance to a bunch of Kenny Loggins songs and make out with Lori Singer and Sarah Jessica Parker. Oh, wait, that was the original Footloose. The good one with the Penn brother that people actually liked.
Anyway, Zac doesn't want to be known as a guy who only does singing and dancing and wants to be taken seriously as an actor. I think he tried that with that Me And Orson Welles thing. Notice it hasn't been released yet even though it was supposed to be in the middle of last year. That should give you an idea of how great the acting is.
I don't know why Zac would just throw away good money. Maybe he thinks he can be Thor or some kind of hero franchise. What heroes are left anyway? Oooh, maybe he can be Barnacle Boy if they ever do a live action version. I don't know what he is going to do, but he sure isn't going to be playing chicken with a tractor.