Zac Efron is reuniting with 17 Again director Burr Steers, who was behind the excellent Igby Goes Down, with Charlie St. Cloud. It is written by Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, and Strictly Ballroom) and Lewis Colick (Ladder 49, October Sky) based on the popular novel by Ben Sherwood. The film also stars Amanda Crew, Donal Logue, Charlie Tahan, Kim Basinger and Ray Liotta.
This second trailer is a bit better than the first and it looks to have some pretty decent drama in there. I have faith that Efron can do more than just what he is typecast as, especially with Steers at the helm. Check out the trailer below via Yahoo.
Plot: Based on an acclaimed novel, Charlie St. Cloud is a romantic drama starring Zac Efron as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way. In this emotionally charged story, he begins a romantic journey in which he embraces the dark realities of the past while discovering the transformative power of love. Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud (Efron) has the adoration of mother Claire (Oscar® winner Kim Basinger) and little brother Sam (newcomer Charlie Tahan), as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After his high–school classmate Tess (Amanda Crew) returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.
Charlie St. Cloud hits theaters July 30th, 2010.
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