Zac Efron is set to star in and produce an adaptation of John Grisham’s legal thriller “The Associate,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.
Shia LaBeouf was previously attached to star in the movie when it was set up at Paramount. Efron will play a Yale Law School grad who is blackmailed by a group of criminals. He’s forced to work at the world’s largest law firm, where he’s tasked with spying on their work in a dispute between two powerful defense contractors.
Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce via their Red Wagon Entertainment along with Efron’s company Ninjas Runnin’ Wild, which recently produced “That Awkward Moment.”