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Zac Efron and Amber Heard for Eran Creevy's Autobahn

Charlie St Cloud

Story by Jack Foley

ZAC Efron and Amber Heard will star in car-chase thriller Autobahn for Welcome To The Punch director Eran Creevy.

The casting was announced by IM Global CEO Stuart Ford at Cannes.

The film follows an American backpacker (to be played by Efron) who becomes a pick-up driver for a pan-European drug cartel.

However, he soon becomes involved in a rival gang’s scam that goes wrong and is forced to flee at breakneck speed down Germany’s autobahns while also trying to stop his girlfriend (Heard) from being taken hostage.

Creevy recently described Autobahn as “a bit like (500 Days) Of Summer meets Speed, all set on the German autobahns”.

Efron is currently shooting the comedy Townies for U and will be seen in romantic comedy Are We Officially Dating? as well as the drama Parkland.

Heard will be seen in thriller Paranoia, McG’s Three Days to Kill and Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills.

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