zac efron charlie st cloud Zac Efron's 'Charlie St. Cloud' trailer: An accident has him seeing ghostsZac Efron decided he was hanging up his dancing shoes for a while (the “High School Musical” star pulled out of “Footlose” in early 2009) and headed out to sea for a role in “Charlie St. Cloud.”

Efron teams up once more with “17 Again” director Burr Stears to play a young accomplished sailor who becomes a caretaker at the cemetery where his younger brother is buried after a tragic car accident. Soon thereafter, Charlie’s (Efron) little brother becomes an omnipresent fixture in his life … as a ghost, “Sixth Sense” style.

]]>Ben Sherwood, the film is a more serious turn for 22-year-old Efron, who will also be tackling darker subject matter in the upcoming “Snabba Cash” (where he plays a money launderer). Also starring in the film are Kim Basinger as Efron’s mother, Amanda Crew as his love interest and newcomer Charlie Tahan as his little brother. “Charlie St. Cloud” hits theaters on July 30. Here’s a first look at the trailer, just released Friday (May 14): Follow Zap2it, Zap2itChristine on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. More Zac Efron dish: Zac Efron shakes teen roles for drugs and crime in ‘Snabba Cash’
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