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by Richard Linklater


It is November, 1937, and teenager Richard Samuels dreams of making it on Broadway. One day he runs into Welles, years before Citizen Kane but already a famous New York dramatist. With his new Mercury Theatre troupe as his instrument, Welles plans to mount a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar that will shake the foundations of American stagecraft. But he needs a bit player. Young Richard impresses him with his bravado and his singing voice – he's hired. Like a moth to a flame, Richard seeks the approval of the quick-tempered director, but soon finds himself distracted by Welles's girl Friday, Sonja.

international title: Me and Orson Welles
original title: Me and Orson Welles
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Odyssey Entertainment
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Richard Linklater
screenplay: Holly Gent Palmo, Vince Palmo
cast: Ben Chaplin, Claire Danes, Zac Efron, Zoe Kazan, Christian McKay
cinematography by: Richard Pope
film editing: Sandra Adair
art director: Laurence Dorman
producer: Richard Linklater, Ann Carli, Marc Samuelson
production: CinemaNX, Detour Filmproduction Inc.