Romantic comedy role for Efron

Press Association

Zac Efron has landed a role in a new romantic comedy.

The former High School Musical actor will star in Are We Officially Dating?, reported Deadline.

The film follows three friends who make a pact to stay single. Soon after they swear off romance, all three start to fall in love.

So far it is not known who has been cast alongside 24-year-old Zac, who was last seen in romantic drama The Lucky One.

Tom Gormican will direct the film and also penned the script, which was on Hollywood's Black List of the best screenplays yet to be made in 2010.

Production is due to start in November.