Teen heartthrob Zac Efron has reportedly signed on to star in an adaption of Brian Michael Bendis‘ graphic novel Fire. Efron is set to play the lead role in the film, a college student who is recruited into the CIA as an “expendable” spy.

Zac Efron (Photo: Toby Forage - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Zac Efron (Photo: Toby Forage - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Deadline.com reports Zac Efron has also signed on for a Warner Brothers “Back to the Future-like film” with director Nick Stoller. Efron has been working to break out of his High School Musical stereotype with more serious roles in films like The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud and Me and Orson Welles.

Fire creator Brian Michael Bendis will reportedly pen the script for the film adaption from Universal. Neal Mortiz and David Engel will reportedly produce, with Efron and Jason Barret as executive producers.

We’re glad to hear Zac Efron wants to gain respect as an adult actor by signing on to more serious film roles. We’ll just have to wait and see if he can actually pull it off.

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