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Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 113 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Written by: Holly Gent Palmo, Vincent Palmo Jr, Robert Kaplow
  • Cast: Zac Efron, Christian McKay, Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin

Likeably frothy behind-the-scenes drama. Set over the space of one week, the film's time frame is guided by the rehearsals and first night of the Mercury Theatre's legendary production of Ceasar, directed by Welles in 1937. In to this theatrical bear pit enters young artisan Richard (Efron) who lands himself the role of Lucius. Between Welles' explosions and sexy assistant Sonja (Danes) it's going to be a week he won't forget in a hurry.

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Me and Orson Welles

4 Dec 20093 stars

(12A) 113min The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. Nobody is greater testament to that than Orson Welles – broadcaster, actor and director who ended his days bloated, impoverished and doing voiceover work on…

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