Promo Trailer for Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles
by Alex Billington
August 11, 2009
Me and Orson Welles is a film you probably haven't heard of yet, which is a bit sad considering it's a great film with great performances. Richard Linklater directors a period piece starring Zac Efron, Claire Danes, and Christian McKay about the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Ceasar" directed by Orson Welles in 1937. The story is about Efron, the only teenager cast in the play. Efron actually does a great job in this, but the best performance is from McKay, who plays a spectacularly entertaining Orson Welles. I saw this in Toronto last year (read my review) and enjoyed it, but unfortunately it hasn't been picked up yet.
Watch the promo trailer for Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles:
Me and Orson Welles is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater, of everything films like Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, Waking Life, Fast Food Nation, and A Scanner Darkly. The screenplay was co-written by first-time writers Holly Gent Palmo and Vincent Palmo Jr. and is an adaptation of Robert Kaplow's novel of the same name. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year but never ended up with a US distributor. As far as we know, this still doesn't have any release plans yet. Which is a shame, because Christian McKay's performance deserves some acclaim.