Zac Efron is in talks to star in Warner Bros.' The Lucky One, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel about a Marine searching for a mysterious woman, according to Variety.

Scott Hicks will direct The Lucky One, which revolves around a Marine who survives three tours in Iraq and attributes his good fortune to a photograph he carried of a woman he has never met. He sets out to meet her when he returns to North Carolina.

No production date has been set.