First Look at Zac Efron in 'Me and Orson Welles'

August 21, 2008 08:20:10 GMT

A quad of photos from the forthcoming period drama movie from Richard Linklater has been revealed and they expose Zac Efron as the lead character.

First Look at Zac Efron in 'Me and Orson Welles'
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A series of photos from Richard Linklater's upcoming romantic drama "Me and Orson Welles" has been unveiled. The four brand new images focus on giving movie lovers a first look into the two leading characters portrayed by Zac Efron and Christian McKay as well as the set photo with Linklater explaining something to McKay.

Leaving his "High School Musical" image behind, Efron can be seen posing as seventeen-year-old Richard Samuels. On one of the pictures, he can be seen sitting on a theater chair with a script on his hands, while on another picture, he can be seen holding drum sticks while talking with Welles. Additionally, one other photo displays Welles standing in front of applauding audience.

Based on Robert Kaplow's novel of the same name, "Me and Orson Welles" tells the story of Samuels, a teenager who gets the chance to make his big break when he is hired to star in Orson Welles' production of Julius Caesar. Falling in love with a production assistant, he soon learns the horrible secret of show business. The film which is yet to have its release date will be screened at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival held from September 4 to 13.


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posted by FART on Nov 18, 2009
posted by oli on Oct 21, 2008
do you know when the premiere in london will be?
posted by natasha on Sep 29, 2008
posted by greek victory on Sep 06, 2008
Dick Pope was the DP. The film was funny and dramatic and highlighted Orson Welles as the womanizing, spitting, vain, brilliant, petty, did I mention brilliant(?)actor/director. Christian McKay will soon rightfully be a big star and we can say we first saw him in Me and Orson Welles. Well done!!
posted by A Logical Person on Aug 21, 2008
Yeah!!! He's going to be great in this movie. I read the book and he is perfect for the role of Richard.

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