Efron will play the role of Wired magazine investigator Ari Furman who accepts an interview assignment with McAfee and soon finds himself pulled into escalating paranoia, slippery reality, and murder.
Both Johnny Depp, Michael Keaton and Seth Rogen were at one time attached to the project. Depp was initially set to play the role of McAfee and was later replaced by Keaton. Rogen was down to play the role which Efron has now stepped into. Currently, apart from Efron, the project is still looking for its cast.
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The feature is based on Joshua Davis Wired magazine article ‘John McAfee’s Last Stand. McAfee cashed in his fortune, left civilization, and moved to the jungle in Belize,