With three films scheduled for 2014 Zac Efron is poised to brand himself a whole new kind of actor. The former Disney star has been trying to do this as of late with roles in more serious films like The Paperboy (wait, that wasn't a comedy?) and Parkland, but most of these efforts have proved inconsequential. For at least two out of his three films in 2014 Efron will attempt to convince the world he is a legitimate comic actor and to his credit he has picked some pretty great company to back him up on this claim. Though his second effort will likely be more high profile as he joins the likes of Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Dave Franco his January flick, That Awkward Moment, doesn't look half bad and in fact it looks like it has the potential to be pretty great. Writer/director Tom Gormican, in his feature debut, has rounded up a great "in the moment" trio as Efron is joined by Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) to play a group of friends that vow not to start any relationships after one of them is dealt a devastating blow in the form of a break-up. This Red Band trailer highlights the authenticity of the relationships between the lead trio as well as the chemistry they seem to possess while giving us a nice hint of the comedic tone and the direction this romantic comedy from the male perspective might take. With a stellar cast and a director full of wide-eyed enthusiasm I'm officially excited to see what this has to offer. That Awkward Moment also stars Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas and opens on January 31, 2014.

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