One of my favorite directors, Richard Linklater (Before Sunset, Dazed and Confused), has just cast none other than Zac Efron in Me and Orson Welles, granting Zefron some much needed street cred after the cheese-drenched High School Musicals. Reuters reports:
Set in 1937, the story revolves around 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.
Hmm. I can only hope Zefron learns how to love Orson Welles. And when I say "love," I mean "loooooooooove." Consider the alternative: