Efron Meeting Welles, Overjoys Adolescent 'Citizen Kane' Fanbase

January 18, 2008


Zac Efron, the young actor blurring the line between sprite and terribly effeminate man-child, has scored a role in Richard Linklater's latest, Me and Orson Welles.

Set in 1937, the story centers on a high school student (Efron) who, while strolling the streets of New York, happens upon the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre and is noticed by its mercurial founder, Orson Welles. The man lands a bit part in "Julius Caesar," the production that catapulted Welles to the top, and spends the next week learning about life and love.

Wondering how the Tiger Beat pinup, known mostly for his role in High School Musical, will handle a more dramatic part? I think I have the answer, under the cut.

Thanks to Best Week Ever for the clip.

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