Date: 15th April 2010

Efron to play drug smuggler

The "High School Musical" graduate is attached to star in and produce a remake of "Snabba Cash," a hot Swedish thriller that was the subject of a heavy Hollywood bidding war before ending up at Warner Bros.

"Snabba," based on a novel by Jens Lapidus, was a major hit in its home country this year. The film follows three interconnected storylines involving drugs and organized crime, with the main character a young man (played in the original by Joel Kinnaman) who hopes to strike it rich quickly by becoming a runner for a coke dealer. Efron would play the runner in the WB version.

Source: Press Release