High School Musical star tipped to take on role of Tony Manero
Simon, 49, wants Zac Efron, 21, to play the lead role and rapper Timbaland to rework the classic soundtrack.
The charm offensive has been in full swing and they made a breakthrough over the last couple of weeks, a source tells The Sun.
Robert is keen to get some assurances the original won’t be completely butchered. Simon has been drawing up a list of people he wants to get involved. When that meets Robert‘s expectations, the contracts will be signed.
John Travolta, 55, starred in the 1977 original as dancer Tony Manero.
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