Following his docuseries, Down To Earth, on Netflix, Zac Efron decided to keep going full speed and, in turn, landed a role in director Anthony Hayes’ forthcoming survival thriller titled Gold. Hayes is also a co-writer and is possibly a co-star in the flick.
“This [Down To Earth] is an exciting, gripping and timely tale about greed, humanity, who we are, what we’ve done to the world and where we are heading if we aren’t careful,” Hayes said in a statement (via Deadline). “To have Zac Efron as my main man on this film is an absolute gift, and to see what he is creating already is like nothing we’ve seen from him before. I can’t wait to deliver this bold, visceral and cinematic film to audiences all around the world.”
Gold finds two strangers traveling through a desert who come across the most prominent gold nugget. The two make a plan to protect and excavate their bounty, with one man leaving to secure the necessary equipment. The other man remains and must withstand harsh desert elements, ravenous wild dogs, and mysterious intruders while battling the sinking suspicion that he has been abandoned to his fate.