Amber Heard Joins Zac Efron For ‘Autobahn’

Amber Heard and Zac Efron are set to star in the upcoming thriller Autobahn.

The film is being spearheaded by Welcome to the Punch director Eran Creevy. The filmmaker co-wrote the script with The Numbers Station scribe F. Scott Frazier.

According to The Wrap, Zac Efron stars as an American backpacker who makes the mistake of getting involved with a Turkish gang. After a deal goes horribly wrong, the tourist find himself on the run. Amber Heard is slated to star as the hero’s girlfriend in the film.

Since Efron will play a driver for a gang of drug dealers in the flick, one should expect plenty of high-speed chases on Germany’s Autobahn. IM Global is financing Autobahn, which should begin shooting in the country at some point this fall.

The Hollywood Reporter explains that producers are hoping to sell the project to a distributor at this year’s Cannes Film Market. The movie is said to be in the same vein as the Nicolas Cage thriller Gone in 60 Seconds and Denzel Washington’s Unstoppable.

While filming on the project is expected to begin later this year, it’s currently unknown when the film will arrive in theaters. A release date has not been announced as of this writing.

Amber Heard can be seen next in director Robert Luketic’s Paranoia. An adaptation of author Joseph Finder’s novel, the film tells the store of an entry-level employee who is asked to spy on his boss’ old mentor. Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth, and Richard Dreyfuss co-star.

Heard can also be found in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming action flick Machete Kills. The actress will appear alongside Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, and Charlie Sheen, among many others. The movie opens in theaters across North America on September 13.

Are you looking forward to catching Amber Heard and Zac Efron in director Eran Creevy’s Autobahn?

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