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Firestarter's Ryan Kiera Armstrong Got to Know Onscreen Dad Zac Efron Over a Game of Ping-Pong

Ryan Kiera Armstrong brings the heat in her latest movie — but not so much on the ping-pong table, she'll admit. The 12-year-old actress takes over the iconic role of Charlie McGee in a new adaptation of Stephen King's Firestarter, a character made famous by a young Drew Barrymore in the 1984 film version. Armstrong plays a sheltered girl who's forced to hide her uncontrollable powers (she can cause fires with her mind) until she becomes hunted by scientists for nefarious reasons.
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Here’s How You Can Watch Zac Efron in ‘Firestarter’ From Home

Click here to read the full article. All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Need something to watch for Friday the 13th? There’s a new adaptation of a Stephen King classic now streaming online. Firestarter, a remake of the 1984 sci-fi horror film about a young girl with pyrotechnic powers, debuted in theaters and on Peacock on Friday (May 13). Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Sydney Lemmon star in the reboot directed by Keith...
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Movie Minute: Zac Efron, Rebel Wilson star in new movies coming to theaters and streaming platforms

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Up next in the summer movie blockbuster line-up, following last weekend’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is Firestarter starring Zac Efron, the former High School Musical star who is now old enough to be a dad. And that’s exactly what he is in Stephen King’s novel-to-film adaptation. Efron plays Andy McGee who must help his daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) navigate her ability to set things on fire with her mind. “Firestarter,” the book, was published in 1980 and then made into a movie in 1984 starring, Drew Barrymore as the young girl, Charlie; David Keith as her dad, Andrew McGee; and Heather Locklear as her mom, Vicky McGee. The 2022 film is out in theaters everywhere Friday, May 13.

Zac Efron says he would be open to a 'High School Musical' reboot

You hear that, Wildcats? That's the sound of a potential "High School Musical" reunion. Zac Efron, who played basketball player-musical star Troy Bolton in the iconic Disney Channel movies, recently told E! News that he'd "of course" be interested in reuniting with the original cast if the opportunity came along for a reboot.

Zac Efron Gives Hope for 'High School Musical' Reunion

Wildcats forever! Zac Efron just revealed that he would gladly reprise his iconic role as Troy Bolton for a High School Musical reunion in a new interview with E! News. Asked about a possible future reunion for the cast and crew after missing the 10th anniversary special on Disney Channel in 2016, Efron said he was totally on board.

Zac Efron Reveals If He's Down For a New High School Musical Reunion

Watch: Zac Efron Ready to Be a Dad After Playing One in Firestarter?. Zac Efron is still Troy Bolton at heart. In an exclusive interview with E! News' Daily Pop about his new movie Firestarter—which premieres May 13—the actor shared that if given the chance to reteam with the High School Musical cast and crew, he would gladly throw on his Wildcats jersey.

Zac Efron in ‘Firestarter’: Film Review

There have been so many mediocre films based on Stephen King novels that a new rule of thumb needs to be established: If you’re going to do a remake of one, it should be mandatory that it be better than the original. The new version of Firestarter qualifies, but just barely. We’re spared the inherent campiness of Drew Barrymore, then not that far removed from E.T., as Charlie, the little girl with pyrokinetic powers. There’s no shot of the central character with her hair lifted alarmingly above her head, as if she were appearing in the worst-ever shampoo commercial. And the...

Zac Efron Shares Thoughts On A Return To High School Musical Franchise, And Disney Needs To 'Work This Out'

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 14 years since we said goodbye to the original singing generation of East High Wildcats on the big screen in High School Musical 3. While the beloved and mega-popular Disney musical franchise is still alive and well today in the form of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney+, Zac Efron recently expressed interest in a fourth HSM movie. Basically, Disney needs to get their head in the game and – in the immortal words of Troy Bolton in HSM 2 – "work, work, work this out!"