Despite his personal drama, Zac Efron is still getting jobs. The High School Musical actor will both produce and star in the adaptation of author John Grisham's The Associate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The book, which was published in Jan. 2009, "follows a Yale Law School grad (Efron) who is blackmailed by a group of criminals. He's told he must take a job at the world's largest law firm, where he'll be spying on their work in a dispute between two powerful defense contractors worth billions."
The Associate was originally pitched back in 2008 to Paramount, THR reports, with Shia LaBeouf attached as the leading man.