It’s understood that Hollywood takes liberties when depicting Marines, but this might be pushing it.
“High School Musical” star Zac Efron has been tapped to play a war-hardened Iraq veteran with three combat tours under his belt, according to entertainment-news reports.
The film, called “The Lucky One,” is about a Marine who returns to North Carolina after three tours and “searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war,” according to a synopsis on the Internet Movie Database.
The movie is based on a book by the same name, written by tearjerker-extraordinaire Nicholas Sparks. Grunts undoubtedly recognize his name from other book-to-film classics such as “The Notebook” and “Nights in Rodanthe.”
So, Marines. Efron is probably not your first choice to portray you on the big screen. Who would you cast in the role of Marine?