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Production is halted on Zac Efron’s new movie Gold as he goes into lockdown in Adelaide

Zac Efron arrived in South Australia last week to begin filming the new Stan Original movie, Gold.

But according to News.com.au, production for the Hollywood star’s upcoming film has been halted after Adelaide was declared a coronavirus hotspot.

The 33-year-old actor will be forced into a six-day lockdown following an outbreak of coronavirus in the state.

Shut down: Production has been halted on Zac Efron's (pictured) new movie Gold as he goes into lockdown in Adelaide after the city is declared a coronavirus hotspot

Shut down: Production has been halted on Zac Efron’s (pictured) new movie Gold as he goes into lockdown in Adelaide after the city is declared a coronavirus hotspot

The lockdown will come into effect at midnight on Wednesday, and will see schools, restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs and universities close.

Exercising outside of the home will also be banned, and all people will be required to wear face masks while out in public.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Stan for comment.

Lockdown: The 33-year-old will be forced into a six-day lockdown following an outbreak of coronavirus in South Australia

Lockdown: The 33-year-old will be forced into a six-day lockdown following an outbreak of coronavirus in South Australia

Zac jetted into Adelaide earlier this month, the same day it was announced he’d be filming Gold in South Australia.

Since arriving in the city of churches, the High School Musical star has been spotted out and about on several occasions.

On Tuesday, he was pictured with a film crew, and a Stan spokesperson confirmed: ‘Production is scheduled to kick off as planned.’

New film: Zac jetted into Adelaide earlier this month, the same day it was announced he'd be filming Gold in South Australia

New film: Zac jetted into Adelaide earlier this month, the same day it was announced he’d be filming Gold in South Australia

According to Inside Film, Zac had taken over the lead role from Sam Worthington, who was originally slated to star in the movie.

Gold tells the story of two drifters who stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found while exploring the outback.

The movie will be filmed in South Australia, and is scheduled to screen in cinemas before streaming on Stan sometime next year.

Role: According to Inside Film, Zac had taken over the lead role from Sam Worthington, who was originally slated to star in the movie

Role: According to Inside Film, Zac had taken over the lead role from Sam Worthington, who was originally slated to star in the movie

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