Efron, along with Harrison Ford, is in negotiations to join Rob Reiner's "Cape Fear"-esque "You Belong To Me." First announced this summer, the project is a return to the thriller genre for Reiner, with a story that follows a psychiatrist (Ford) who is reeling after one of his female patients commits suicide. The doctor winds up becoming close with her brother James (Efron), but things take a turn for the sinister when the latter begins seducing the psychiatrist's wife and daughter.
It actually sounds like a pretty nifty, old-school little potboiler, and if Reiner can get the tone right, and the performers put in some good turns, this could be something special. But then again, Reiner has fallen far from this glory days, with his recent efforts like "Flipped," "The Bucket List" and "The Magic Of Belle Isle" showing him to be hardly a shadow of his former self. But perhaps "You Belong To Me" will be the gig and material to turn that around. Production is slated to start in March. [The Wrap]