Amanda Crew will star opposite Zac Efron in Universal's supernatural romantic drama The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, directed by Burr Steers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 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.

No production date has been set.