He also starred alongside Nicole Kidman, Matthew Mc Conaughey, David Oyelowo, and John Cusack in The Paperboy (2012), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012 and received a wider release later that year.The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics.In his subsequent musical films, Efron did his own singing.Efron was next seen playing the role of Link Larkin in the musical comedy film Hairspray (2007), based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name.The film earned mostly positive reviews from critics.He next played the title role in the supernatural romantic drama Charlie St.
Efron’s singing talents were disputed when it was revealed that his voice had been blended with Drew Seeley’s on the soundtrack, but Efron clarified that the songs (written for a tenor) were written before he was cast and therefore did not suit his more baritone vocal range.
Jordan as three bachelors in New York City, became a moderate commercial success despite receiving mostly negative reviews from critics.
Later in 2014, Efron was seen in the adult comedy Neighbors (2014), co-starring Seth Rogen.
Cloud (2010), which became a moderate success at the box office despite receiving mostly negative reviews from critics.
Efron next appeared as a part of the large ensemble cast in Garry Marshall’s New Year's Eve (2011), which depicted a series of holiday vignettes of different groups of characters.