Release DateNovember 25, 2009 (Limited)
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Cast and Crew
ProducerAnne Carli, Marc Samuelson, Richard Linklater
ScreenwriterHolly Gent Palmo, Vincent Palmo Jr.
Based in real theatrical history, "Me and Orson Welles" is a romantic coming-of-age story about a teenage actor who lucks into a role in Julius Caesar as it's being re-imagined by a brilliant, impetuous young director named Orson Welles at his newly-founded Mercury Theater in NYC, 1937. The rollercoaster week leading up to opening night has the charismatic-but-sometimes-cruel Welles (impressive newcomer Christian McKay) staking his career on this risky production while Richard (Zac Efron) mixes with everyone from starlets to stagehands in behind-the-scenes adventures bound to change him.