Zac Efron to film new movie in Baton Rouge

Zac Efron to film new movie in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — The High School Musical star is headed to the Capital City to shoot a new movie.

According to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, Zac Efron will be filming the new scripted film about professional boxing called, The Iron Claw.

The film will be based on the true story of the Von Erichs, a prominent wrestling family with a tragic history. 

The Baton Rouge Film Commission on Wednesday put out a call for crew members to work on a new project. Commission Executive Director Katie Pryor confirmed the name of the project but was not authorized to say more. Officials who work with the film industry typically sign agreements limiting the information they can divulge. 

Efron, whose career has ranged from kid-friendly projects like High School Musical to a biopic about serial killer Ted Bundy, is set to star. A24, a prominent independent studio, will finance and produce the picture and Sean Durkin will direct.


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