Apple could land 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' starring Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

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What you need to know

  • Apple might be about to land another film for TV+.
  • The Greatest Beer Run Ever stars Zac Efron and Russell Crower.
  • Apple is reportedly in talks to finance the movie.

Apple is reportedly in talks to finance The Greatest Beer Run Ever for Apple TV+ starring Zac Efron and Russell Crowe.

From Deadline:

Director Peter Farrelly finally is ready to follow his Best Picture Oscar winner Green Book. Apple Studios is in talks to finance The Greatest Beer Run Ever, with Zac Efron and Russell Crowe in talks to star and Bill Murray is being courted for a supporting role.Since that victorious Oscar Night, Farrelly has had his sights set on this film, which he developed with Skydance. He co-wrote the script with Brian Currie and Pete Jones, based on the bestselling book The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty and War by Chick Donahue and J.T. Malloy. The film will produced by Andrew Muscato and Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. I'm hearing that they are tying down the details but that the film will be made as an Apple Original Films title.

The film follows the story of Donahue "leaving New York in 1967 to bring beer to his childhood buddies in the Army" who are fighting in Vietnam. Donahue hitches a ride on a Merchant Marine ship, carrying the beer through the jungle in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt where he is then mistaken for a CIA agent.

Director Peter Farrelly was the mind behind Oscar-winning title Green Book. As the report notes, Zac Effron and Russell Crowe are set to star in the role, with Bill Murray reportedly "being courted" for a support role.

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