Zac Efron Was Once Attached To Star in 'The Perfect Date'

Zac Efron Was Once Attached To Star in 'The Perfect Date'

Did you realize that Zac Efron was once going to star in The Perfect Date, before it was The Perfect Date?!

The Netflix flick is actually based on Steve Bloom‘s “The Stand In” novel and he shared the tidbit in a recent interview with Masslive.

According to the author, the rights to the book were first considered by Warner Bros. and there was definitely a much different cast in mind – and it included Zac and Shia LaBeouf.

“Although a succession of fairly big name actors and directors – including Zac Efron, Shia LaBeouf and Garry Marshall — were attached to the script over the years, it never quite got over the hump and got made,” Steve shared.

Instead, Awesomeness Films picked up the rights and ended up on Netflix, with Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Odiseas Georgiadis and Camila Mendes in the cast.

The Perfect Date is streaming now on Netflix.

Check out tweets from the fans about what they thought of the flick below!

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Posted to: Laura Marano, Netflix, Noah Centineo, The Perfect Date, Zac Efron