After writing off Zac Efron as a teen heartthrob with nothing else going on, we had to eat our words after seeing him in Me And Orson Welles. Now it looks like he’s got another film that’ll show everyone that he’s a real actor – Charlie St. Cloud.
Here’s the rundown, courtesy of Universal.
Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud (Efron) has the adoration of mother Claire (Oscar® winner Kim Basinger) and little brother Sam (newcomer Charlie Tahan), as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it.
After his high-school classmate Tess (Amanda Crew) returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.