Actress sees 'St. Cloud' formation

Amanda Crew to star opposite Zac Efron in adaptation

Amanda Crew has signed to star opposite Zac Efron in "Charlie St. Cloud," Universal's supernatural romantic drama that's being directed by Burr Steers. Marc Platt is producing.

An adaptation of the Ben Sherwood novel, the story centers on a cemetery caretaker (Efron) who has weekly meetings with his younger brother, whose accidental death he blames on himself. He meets a young woman (Crew) believed to be missing in a sailing accident and begins a romantic relationship with her but soon wonders if she is an apparition on the way to the next life.

Steers rewrote the screenplay's most recent draft by Lewis Colick.

Universal's Donna Langley, Kristin Lowe and Anikah McLaren are overseeing the project for the studio.

Crew, repped by IFA Talent Agency and Play Management, starred in the recent comedy "Sex Drive" and appeared in the horror hit "The Haunting in Connecticut."