Zac Efron Starring In “Lethal Weapon” Remake?

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Zac Efron Lethal Weapon

By Michael Lewittes


Zac Efron Lethal Weapon

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Zac Efron is not in negotiations to star in a remake of the Lethal Weapon franchise, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this story. We’re told that it’s simply “not true.”

According to OK! magazine, Efron may star alongside Idris Elba in a remake of the Mel Gibson and Danny Glover film. A so-called source tells the tabloid Efron is especially eager to take the role because he needs to replenish his supposedly dwindling back account. The magazine’s questionable insider claims Efron has “blown most of his fortune,” and doing a remake of the action movie would help turn things around since it would be “his biggest payday yet.”

First off, this narrative about Efron being broke was started last year by OK!s sister publication Star, and it wasn’t true then and it’s certainly not true now. But more importantly, the handsome actor is not doing a remake of Lethal Weapon. A source close to Efron exclusively tells Gossip Cop the tabloid report is “not true.” Of course, this isn’t the first time Gossip Cop has busted the magazine for a fake casting rumor. We previously corrected the publication when it falsely manufactured a story about Efron angling for a role in Magic Mike XXL.

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