In theaters this week, THE LUCKY ONE is a deeply romantic drama centering on a marine vet returning to the States from his third tour of duty in the Middle East determined to find the anonymous woman pictured in a photograph he found and credits with his still being alive. Based on the novel by NICHOLAS SPARKS, the film is directed by SCOTT HICKS from an adapted screenplay by WILL FETTERS and stars ZAC EFRON, TAYLOR SCHILLING, BLYTHE DANNER, ADAM LEFEVRE, JAY R. FERGUSON and RILEY THOMAS STEWART.
Probably best known for his song-and-dance work in the HAIRSPRAY and the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL franchise, EFRON took his role as a war weary Marine combat vet very seriously. During our recent interview, he talked about spending time with real soldiers in the interest of authenticity. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE LUCKY ONE opens in theaters Friday