06/24/2009 at 01:00 PM EDT
, move over: Zac Efron
is onboard to star in what the Hollywood Reporter
calls "a sexy thriller" and his launching pad from teen heartthrob to grownup leading man.
The High School Musical
star, 21, will also executive produce the project, which so far doesn't have a title. The screenplay is by Leslie Dixon, whose credits include The Thomas Crown Affair, Freaky Friday
, which also starred Efron.
– Stephen M. Silverman