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Zac Efron to star in comedy King Of The Jungle

King Of The Jungle is based on the true story of rogue tech magnate John McAfee, creator of the McAfee Antivirus software, who cashed-in his fortune and left civilisation.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
November 5, 2019 5:27:36 pm
zac efron Zac Efron was last seen in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile where he portrayed the role of prolific serial killer, Ted Bundy. (Photo: Zac Efron/Instagram)

Zac Efron’s next is comedy King Of The Jungle with director duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa of Crazy, Stupid, Love fame.

The filmmakers will direct from a screenplay by Golden Globe and Emmy-winning writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, reported Variety.

Based on Joshua Davis’ article published in Conde Nast’s Wired magazine, the feature follows the true story of rogue tech magnate John McAfee, creator of the McAfee Antivirus software, who cashed-in his fortune and left civilisation.

After moving to the Belize jungle, he set up a Colonel Kurtz-like compound of guns, sex and madness.

Efron will star as investigator Ari Furman, who arrives in the jungle and finds himself pulled into McAfee’s paranoia.

Earlier Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton were set to star as Furman and McAfee respectively. Casting is underway for the role of McAfee.

Charlie Gogolak is attached to produce with Conde Nast Entertainment, MadRiver Pictures and Epic Entertainment. Ficarra and Requa are also producing through their banner, Zaftig Films.

The film goes on floors early next year.

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