Me and Orson Welles

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Original title Me and Orson Welles
Category Comedy, Drama, Romance
UK Release Date
Production year 2008
Production Country
Directors Richard Linklater
Cast Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Imogen Poots, Zoe Kazan, Ben Chaplin, Kelly Reilly, Eddie Marsan, Saskia Reeves, James Tupper, Leo Bill, Al Weaver, Patrick Kennedy, Travis Oliver
Distributor Cinemanx Limited

Synopsis

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.