Me and Orson Welles

Release November 25, 2009 (Limited)
Cast Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Ben Chaplin, Kelly Reilly, Eddie Marsan, Leo Bill, Imogen Poots, Aidan McArdle
Director Richard Linklater
Writer Holly Gent Palmo, Vincent Palmo Jr.
Genres Drama
Studio Freestyle Releasing
Length 114 mins.
Website www.meandorsonwellesthemovie.com

Synopsis

Set in 1937, the story centers on a high school student (Efron) who, while strolling the streets of New York, happens upon the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre and is noticed by its mercurial founder, Orson Welles. The man lands a bit part in "Julius Caesar," the production that catapulted Welles to the top, and spends the next week learning about life and love.

Based on the novel by Robert Kaplow, a coming-of-age story set in the heady world of New York theatre.

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