Zac Efron Is Sweaty In First Image From Dramedy The Greatest Beer Run Ever
A new picture of Pierre Farrellyit’s The greatest beer race of all time just released, giving us a look at the upcoming comedy-drama that sees Zac Efron as John “Chickie” Donahue, a man on a mission to share a few beers with some of his distant friends fighting in Vietnam.
The new image shows Efron in character Donahue, looking brutal and rugged, staring into the distance as he crouches in what looks like a military vehicle. The film is based on the 1967 real-life adventure of John Donahue who, after seeing an anti-war protest on TV, decided soldiers in Vietnam were being mistreated by the public and decided to give them his own little show. , but intensely personal. of appreciation. Donahue documented his adventure in a memoir titled The greatest beer race of all time: a true story of friendship stronger than warwhich he co-wrote with J.T. Molloy.
The film is Peter Farrelly’s sequel to his Academy Award-winning Best Picture green book. green book also told the true story of Don Shirleya black jazz pianist who is driven across the deep south in the early 1960s by his white driver, Franck Vallelonga. Marhershala Ali won an Oscar for his role as Don Shirley in the film. Despite its awards season success, the film was heavily criticized. Many have accused the film of participating in “White Savior” stereotypes. Shirley’s own family also criticized the film for misrepresenting Shirley and Vallelonga’s relationship and leaving them out of the film’s production process.
Before the release of green book, Peter Farrelly was part of a long-time creative duo with his brother Bobby. Together they made many of the most notable comedies of the 1990s, including Stupid and even dumber and There’s something about Mary. Peter departed from his usual comedy work and his partnership with Bobby Farrelly when he created green book, his first dramatic essay. It looks like Farrelly will be following a similar lead with The greatest beer race of all timewhich also features a true historical account from the 1960s. However, The greatest beer race of all time is listed as a comedy-drama, perhaps indicating that Farrelly will lean more into the comedic elements of the story, while honoring the deeply serious subject matter. The story is, after all, one of levity in the midst of war.
Zac Efron, known for his many comedic roles, balances the film on the casting side and Russell Crowe, who is known for his sometimes too serious roles. Skydance Media is producing the film for Apple TV+. No release date had yet been announced for the film.
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