Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles is a 2008 BritishAmerican period drama film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Zac Efron, Christian McKay, and Claire Danes. Based on Robert Kaplows novel of the same name, the story, set in 1937 New York, tells of a teenager hired to perform in Orson Welless groundbreaking stage adaptation of William Shakespeares Julius Caesar. He becomes attracted to a careerdriven production assistant.

In New York City in the fall of 1937, 17yearold highschool student Richard Samuels meets Orson Welles, who unexpectedly offers him the role of Lucius in Caesar, the first production of his new Mercury Theatre repertory company. The company is immersed in rehearsals at its Broadway theater. Charmed by Welles, Richard infers that he is having an affair with the leading actress while his wife is pregnant. Richard finds ambitious production assistant Sonja Jones is attracted to him.Welles tells Richard a few days before the premiere that he is worried, because he has recently had nothing but good luck he fears that he will finally have bad luck with the premiere, and that the play will be a flop. During rehearsals Richard accidentally sets off the sprinkler system, soaking the entire theatre. When accused by Welles he denies having anything to do with the deluge, and suggests that the catastrophe was the bad luck that Welles needed to get out of the way. ........

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