Me and Orson Welles

  • Directors: Richard Linklater
  • Producers: Ann Carli, Richard Linklater, Marc Samuelson
  • Writers: Screenplay, Holly Gent Palmo, Vincent Palmo Jr, Novel, Robert Kaplow
  • Genres: Drama
  • Actors: Zac Efron, Christian McKay, Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin

In New York in 1937, 17-year-old Richard Samuels (Efron) meets theatre director Orson Welles (McKay), whom he convinces to give him the role of Lucillus in Julius Caesar, Broadway’s first Shakespearean production. Welles, who is having an extramarital affair with the leading actress while his wife is pregnant, couples Richard with production assistant Sonja Jones (Danes) to rehearse. Welles decides the entire production crew would benefit from a coupling game, and Richard cheats to ensure he is paired with Sonja.[1]