Zac Efron set for Australian survival thriller Gold

Zac Efron is heading Down Under for Gold, an Australian survival thriller which is being directed by actor Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom), who also co-stars.

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As reported by Deadline, Gold will “follow two strangers traveling through a desert who stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found. They hatch a plan to protect and excavate their bounty with one man leaving to secure the necessary equipment. The other man remains and must endure harsh desert elements, ravenous wild dogs and mysterious intruders, whilst battling the sinking suspicion that he has been abandoned to his own fate.”

“This is an exciting, gripping and timely tale about greed, humanity, who we are, what we’ve done to the world and where we are heading if we aren’t careful,” said Hayes, who has also co-written the script with Polly Smyth. “To have Zac Efron as my main man on this film is an absolute gift and to see what he is creating already is like nothing we’ve seen from him before. I can’t wait to deliver this bold, visceral and cinematic film to audiences all around the world.”

Goldis a classic morality tale told in an excitingly modern fashion, and the creative symmetry between Anthony and Zac has everyone involved incredibly excited to bring this film to global audiences,” added producer Michael Schwarz of Deeper Water Films.

Filming on Gold is set to get underway in Australia later this month.

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