Zac Efron and Amber Heard are set to star in the forthcoming movie Autobahn.

The Lucky One star will take on the lead role in the action thriller, while Heard will play his love interest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, which will be directed by Eran Creevy, is about an American backpacker in Germany who is hired as a getaway driver for a gang of drug smugglers. When a job goes wrong, he decides to go on the run to escape his mobster employers, who follow in close pursuit, leading to high-speed chases around Munich.

The script was written by Creevy and F. Scott Frazier and producers include Ben Pugh, Rory Aitken, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Chris Cowles and Chris Fenton.

Autobahn will shoot this autumn on location in Germany.

Efron is currently filming the comedy Townies with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, while he will next be seen in romantic comedy Are We Officially Dating? and Parkland.

Heard will next be seeen in the thriller Paranoia with Harrison Ford and Liam Hemsworth, and Machete Kills.