Despite the general feeling of anger towards the banks in the last few years, tales of financial district debauchery have still worked at the cinema, including The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013). Now news arrives via Variety that Zac Efron (That Awkward Moment) is developing another real life tale of monetary misconduct, producing and potentially starring in Straight To Hell.
Paramount Pictures are developing the movie, which has John M. Phillips (Dirty Grandpa) adapting John LeFevre's 2015 book Straight To Hell: True Tales Of Deviance, Debauchery, And Billion-Dollar Deals. It details LeFevre's time as a high profile investment banker, taking a candid, dark but also humorous look at his time at a huge company, with all the perks and moral compromises that came with it.
It is clearly early days for this one, so it may be some time before it heads into development. Still, Efron's name should certainly help a little. The actor has worked on James Franco's (As I Lay Dying) The Masterpiece, and will be back on our screens in the Baywatch movie, due here on 12 May next year. He is also busy filming The Greatest Showman opposite Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine).