You never know it may not be but The Perfect Date is adapted from the novel “The Stand-In” (the original title of the film before it was changed) written by Steve Bloom and published in 2017. But before you write the book, the author had told the story in a scenario that he wanted to sell to a major studio… 10 years ago ! In an interview with MassLive, Steve Bloom explains that the project has long been stalled, and that many celebrities have been in talks to play in the film. Among them ? Zac Efron ! Yes, the actor revealed in High School Musical would have been able to play Brooks Rattigan but the project was ultimately never materialized, ” explains the author. So it is finally 10 years after the film was shot with Noah Centineo in the lead role. But Zac Efron was not the only star approached as Steve Bloom also explains that Shia LaBeouf had for a time been considered to embody the heroes.
If you’re a fan of Zac Efron, don’t worry-you will soon be able to find it on Netflix but in a movie, much less romantic. The platform has acquired the broadcasting rights of the film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, in which the actor embodies Ted Bundy, the famous serial-killer of the 70’s. It will be available on may 3.