Must Watch: Linklater's Me and Orson Welles Official Trailer
by Alex Billington
October 7, 2009
Freestyle has debuted the official US trailer for Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles on Yahoo. It's a huge improvement over the first promo trailer we ran back in August. This is really a tough sell - they're trying to get the High School Musical fans interested in a film about a stage play while also enticing Richard Linklater fans and admirers of Orson Welles. That's an eclectic group of moviegoers that this is being sold to, but either way, I highly suggest everyone check out this trailer. I think Me and Orson Welles is a highly underrated film with a lead performance by Christian McKay (as Welles) that at least deserves an Oscar.
Watch the official trailer for Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles:
You can also watch the official trailer for Me and Orson Welles in High Definition on Yahoo
Me and Orson Welles is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater, of great 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 only recently got a US distributor. Freestyle Releasing is finally bringing Me and Orson Welles to limited theaters starting on Thanksgiving, November 25th, later this year. Go see it!
Shouldn't it be " Orson Wells & I"? 🙂
Professor Yaffel on Oct 7, 2009
this actually looks like it might not be half bad. i'll check it out.
troy on Oct 8, 2009
The trailer looks great. Doubt the film will be. Furthermore, Zac Effron is an incredibly tough sell for me.
Scagginsvolley on Oct 8, 2009
Efron is talented. He's not the greatest but he's young and getting better. People don't cut him any slack because he's pretty. It's true he may be getting roles more for his looks than his performances but it's not fair that he's not getting credit for stepping up. I'll admit I wanna choke him for being so pretty but I gotta give it up to him for being a decent actor.
Frame on Oct 8, 2009
I like Claire Danes, she just looks a bit old for Efron, even though she's only like 30. The trailer doesn't look so bad though.
Sabes on Oct 8, 2009
liked Christian McKay put's on a good perfromance of orson well's it could be wearthy of a oscar, depend's what the film's like.
Cineprog on Oct 8, 2009
I don't know I could ever take Zac Efron seriously.
DiR3ct on Oct 8, 2009
As crazy as it sounds, I think Zac Efron really showed some good acting in 17 Again. If you look past all the corn, he sold his character very well.
Paulks Thought's on Oct 8, 2009
Oh snap! #1 nailed it. I'm surprised that they didn't catch that. Could've been done intentionally, but I don't see why. I have to reflect the thoughts of everyone else on this. Zac Efron is the one thing that would keep me from seeing this in theaters. A few more positive reviews, I may change my mind.
Dan on Oct 8, 2009
zac efron? ...no thank you!
paulina on Oct 8, 2009
I don't know why, but I have this feeling Zac Efron has great potential to be a great actor. He just needs to get a good part in a good movie.
S on Oct 8, 2009
As follow up: Zac kinda reminds me of Travolta's pretty boy Grease and Saturday Night Fever days. He needs his Pulp Fiction.
S on Oct 8, 2009
@ #1 & #9, Well, they may be trying to go for "Mean Orson Welles." Which kinda describes his character.
Kyle M. on Oct 8, 2009
@#1 I think you need 'Mo' time.
Django on Oct 8, 2009
#4 Talented? What can we measure that against? 17 Again, all the High School Musicals? not sure talent is the correct word. Didn't meant to pick on you, I just disagree.
Nate on Oct 8, 2009
kitano0 on Oct 8, 2009
I really dig the guy's impression of Orson Welles. That's enough for me to try to convince someone to try & see this.
Django on Oct 8, 2009
what 12 said
lego on Oct 8, 2009
liked it 'til that cheap "you want me to fight for you?" romance thing. mckay looks like a great choice to play welles tough.
captain subtext on Oct 8, 2009
Christian McKay "deserves AT LEAST an Oscar"? What MORE could he win beyond an Oscar? A Nobel Prize? A Medal of Honor?
Kevin on Oct 8, 2009
@#15 yeah, he was pretty good in 17 again (even if the movie is not great), in Hairspray too. And you probably haven't heard of it, but before HSM, Zac played an autistic boy in a movie made for tv called "Miracle Run". He was REALLY good in it! and was actually nominated for an award for this role. He is very talented. Just needs a good movie/good role. And Richard Linklater chose him to play Richard. He wouldn't do that if he didn't believe in Zac's potential.
I.S. on Oct 8, 2009
i'm surprised, looks pretty decent...
ray on Oct 8, 2009
This trailer looks much better than the one I saw before "He's Just Not That Into You." Definitely has potential, and I'm interested in seeing the movie now.
Emma on Oct 8, 2009
Perfect casting for Orson Welles. His personality is enough for 10 movies. Throw in Linklater and I'm sold. Efron has lots of potential. He'll have to get past the people who see him as the kid from Disney.
Will Schiffelbein on Oct 8, 2009
If Zack Efron were a chicken, I would totally fuck him.
Dan Link on Oct 8, 2009
Needs a different female lead to be believable. Great director so I'm sure it will at least be decent.
dq on Oct 8, 2009
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