Zac Efron and Russell Crowe, who star in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, have teamed up for a new film about a wild yet true story.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever, directed by Peter Farrelly of Green Book, is about a down-on-his-luck guy who decides to support American troops by gifting them all beer.
He decides to go to Vietnam and do it himself, rather than raising some money and getting Amazon's 1960s version to deliver it.
As the horrors of war become evident, the morale-boosting trip soon fades, not to mention the complexity of the situation, which is significantly less black-and-white than citizens of America assumed.
Russell Crowe will not be playing war photographer Arthur, who will accompany Efron's 'Chickie' as he travels across Vietnam. Bill Murray might also appear briefly as the bartender in New York.
Jake Picking of Top Gun: Maverick, Archie Renaux of Shadow and Bone, Kyle Allen and Love of American Horror Story: Apocalypse, and Victor's Will Ropp are among the cast members.
'Chickie,' better known as John Donohue, made it out of Vietnam alive. Not only did he tell his story in various documentary and news reports, but also through the book on which the film is based.
For a limited time, The Greatest Beer Run Ever will be available on Apple TV+ as well as in selected US cinemas after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in a few weeks.