Zac Efron will produce Paramount’s “Straight to Hell,” based on a 2015 book by former investment banker John LeFevre, a source close to the project confirmed to TheWrap.
Efron may also star in the film, which is currently in very early development. John Phillips, who wrote “Dirty Grandpa” — which also starred Efron — will handle the script. Efron will produce the film under his Ninjas Runnin’ Wild banner along with Paramount’s Doug Banker.
LeFevre shot to prominence — anonymously — as the creator of the @GSElevator Twitter account, which purported to provide an inside look at what really goes on inside the gilded halls of investment banking. The account eventually swelled with more than 600,000 followers.
Goldman Sachs, the bank unofficially affiliated with the account, even launched an investigation to try to find out who was responsible. LeFevre, a former Citigroup bond trader, never actually worked at Goldman Sachs.
Efron has appeared in two movies this summer, Universal’s “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and Fox’s “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.” He will also star as Matt Brody in Paramount’s “Baywatch,” based on the iconic TV series of the same name, scheduled to hit theaters on May 19.
Efron is represented byCAA, Alchemy Entertainment and Felker Toczek. Phillips is represented by UTA and Underground.