Washington, October 18 : 'High School Musical' actor Zac Effron has been roped in to star in the forthcoming sequel of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' series, according to reports.
The 20-year-old is said to have been approached to star along with 'Captain Jack Sparrow' in what will be the fourth sequel in the series - to eventually replace Johnny Depp as the protagonist.
The young heartthrob has allegedly been offered 10 million dollars by Disney to share the screen in the upcoming blockbuster film series.
"Disney knew that Zac was reluctant to do any more High School Musical movies," Contactmusic quoted a source as telling the National Enquirer,
"He had already said there was 'no way' he'd return as Troy. So the Disney brass came up with an offer he couldn't refuse," the source added.
Efron has recently rubbished rumours alleging that he had been asked to take over Daniel Radcliffe's role in 'Equus'.