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Zac Efron is growing up.

The teen heartthrob will produce and star in a remake of the Swedish thriller 'Snabba Cash,' about a group of friends who want to strike it rich fast by getting involved with drugs and organized crime. Warner Bros. bought the remake rights to the film -- which was a hit in Sweden this year -- for Efron to produce through the Warner-based company he runs with manager Jason Barrett, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Zac Efron is growing up.

The teen heartthrob will produce and star in a remake of the Swedish thriller 'Snabba Cash,' about a group of friends who want to strike it rich fast by getting involved with drugs and organized crime. Warner Bros. bought the remake rights to the film -- which was a hit in Sweden this year -- for Efron to produce through the Warner-based company he runs with manager Jason Barrett, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The project was a hot property when introduced at this year's Berlin International Film Festival in February, particularly after the popularity of the Swedish crime thriller 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.' Universal, Summit, Paramount, Fox, The Weinstein Co. and Mandate were all interested before Warners won a heavy Hollywood bidding war.

'Snabba Cash' (Easy Money) is based on the 2006 novel by Jens Lapidus that follows three interconnected storylines set in Stockholm. In the American remake, Efron will play a financial wizard who becomes a runner for a coke dealer.

For the talented Efron, this is a great opportunity to spread his wings and further the dramatic acting chops he showed in Richard Linklater's 'Me and Orson Welles.' It also puts more distance between him and the teen roles that made him a star -- which can't be a bad thing. Just ask Leonardo DiCaprio.