Simon Cowell eyes Zac Efron for 'Saturday Night Fever' remake

Tuesday June 9, 2009

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell is reportedly on the verge of closing a deal to remake iconic Seventies film Saturday Night Fever. And he wants Zac Efron to play the role originally portrayed by John Travolta.

The music mogul has apparently been in negotiations for weeks with film producer Robert Stigwood, who owns the rights to the screenplay. Simon's drawn up a list of talent he wants involved, including the High School Musical heart-throb, and hip hop producer Timbaland, who he wants to rework the film's soundtrack.

"When (the list) meets Robert's expectations the contracts will be signed," says a source, who adds: "Robert was keen to get some assurances the original wouldn't be butchered before he agreed to the deal."

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