Efron goes against the law in Narc
Zac Efron is set to show his rebellious side, as he signs on to star in thriller Narc.
The former High School Musical star is in talks to play a university student who turns police informant after he is busted for cocaine, reported Deadline.
Based on a true life story and described as a "college Donnie Brasco", he continues to balance his life as a fraternity president and lacrosse team captain, while leading a double life by helping the cops take down criminals.
Zac's manager and producing partner Jason Barrett will be an executive producer on the film with Doug Banker.
The 25-year-old actor - who recently starred in The Paperboy alongside Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey - will next be seen in JFK drama Parkland and romantic comedy Are We Officially Dating? with Imogen Poots.
It's the latest role to shake up Zac's good-guy image, following his part in The Paperboy and the forthcoming Autobahn, in which he plays an American backpacker who gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as a pick-up driver.