Me & Orson Welles


Richard Linklater

Cast members

Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Ben Chaplin, Kelly Reilly, Eddie Marsan

Richard Samuels (Zac Efron) is a 17-year old kid from New Jersey. He’s bored of school and dreams of making it big in the dazzling world of the New York theatre. His dreams are realised when he meets a youthful Orson Welles (Christian McKay) and lucks a place in his legendary production of Julius Caesar. Over the course of a magical week, Richard makes his Broadway debut, finds romance, and experiences the dark side of genius after daring to cross the brilliant Welles. Richard has to grow up fast…

“Zac confirms his star charisma”

Charles Gant, Heat

“A class act from start to finish”


“Absolutely Brilliant”

Robbie Colin, News of the World