Proof that Zac Efron can actually act has arisen in the form of the trailer for Me and Orson Welles! The movie is directed by Richard Linklater (The School of Rock and Before Sunset) and also stars Ben Chaplin, Christian McKay, Claire Danes, Kelly Reilly. It’s scheduled for release at the end of the year in the US (no UK release date as yet.
I’ve embedded the trailer below. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. I don’t think this is going to be anything High School Musical or 17 Again I’m afraid Efron lovers!
Synopsis: In a whirlwind week in 1937 in New York City, a young aspiring actor named Richard is thrown into the middle of Orson Welles Mercury Theatre Company on the eve of the opening of Welles historic staging of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. During this week he will find romance with a worldly older woman, becomes immersed in a creative experience few are afforded and learn the downside of crossing the imperious, brilliant Welles. Richard is about to grow up fast.