EXCLUSIVE: Fox has snapped up life rights for the true crime project Narc, based on the actual story of an All-American college kid-turned-police informant. Zac Efron is attached to star as a student, frat president, and lacrosse team captain who’s busted for drugs intended for a party, then secretly turns narc and helps the cops bust criminals while carrying on his BMOC campus life. Efron’s manager and producing partner Jason Barrett will exec produce with Underground-repped Doug Banker. They’ve got a familiar friend in Fox exec Jason Young, who briefly departed the studio to help Efron establish Ninjas Runnin’ Wild in 2010 before returning as Fox’s VP of Production.
Grant Myers (The Maze Runner), a scribe from Fox writers program, will script Narc — described as a “college Donnie Brasco.” Julie and Rick Yorn are producing for LBI, and Matthew Reilly will co-produce. Narc joins a raft of Efron projects in the works which include Einstein Theory, Art Of The Steal, and the Snabba Cash remake, all set up at WB. Efron will next be seen in Open Road’s JFK drama Parkland and Treehouse Pictures’ Are We Officially Dating? He is repped by CAA and Alchemy Entertainment.