Zac Efron has people talking about his appearance and, for once, it has nothing to do with his abs.
For a role in an upcoming movie, “The Beach Bum,” the heartthrob sports a trashy blonde bouffant hairdo with a striped beard that many people think looks like the grill marks on a panini sandwich. And in fact, the director of the movie confirmed that’s exactly the look they were going for.
“I just stared at a panini,” said director Harmony Korine at a screening of the film at SXSW, a quirky tidbit that people like Twitter user @lleibowitzz were delighted to share across social media:
“The Beach Bum” will open in theaters on March 29 with an all-star cast. In addition to Efron, the movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill and Martin Lawrence. Jimmy Buffett also makes a cameo appearance as himself.
The film revolves around McConaughey’s character, Moondog, a nihilistic writer-turned-stoner who returns home to Miami and his estranged wife and family in order to give his daughter away at her wedding. According to Rolling Stone, Efron is a “rehab-facility resident who apparently took tonsorial-design tips from MC Escher.” Fisher plays McConaughey’s super-rich wife, while Snoop Dogg is a “character who deserves to have his own buddy comedy with McConaughey.”
Take a look at the trailer for the comedy below: