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Orson Welles teaser

Aug. 12, 2009by:

Zac Efron is growing up. It seems like just yesterday I was watching him flashdance on a golf course on the Disney Channel, but now here he is wearing big boy clothes in a real, live feature film. Yes, he was in HAIRSPRAY, but wasn’t that really just HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL set in the ‘60s?

In any case, his new project is ME AND ORSON WELLES, where no, he’s not playing a young Orson Welles. Instead, that role goes to the excellent Christian McKay, while Efron, (the “me” in the title) is a young teenager cast in his production of "Julius Caesar."

Below you’ll find a short teaser trailer for the project, which hasn’t been picked up for distribution yet. This is surprising, considering all they’d really have to do is say “Zac Efron” and that should cue at least a few million pre-teen girls to run to the theater with $10 in their hands. The guy could be playing a young Charles Manson and they’d still show up in droves.

Extra Tidbit: Yes, I know Efron was also in 17 AGAIN. Im actually interested to see him in THE DEATH AND LIFE OF CHARLIE ST. CLOUD which is his first project that (should) involve no singing or dancing.
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6:47AM on 09/18/2009

Full UK trailer

A real trailer popped up courtesy of The Guardian:
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The teaser trailer above was from the 17 Again DVD and specifically for Zac fans
A real trailer popped up courtesy of The Guardian:
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The teaser trailer above was from the 17 Again DVD and specifically for Zac fans
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11:51PM on 08/12/2009
This looks pretty good. It reminds me of IQ. It has that same "old smart guy helps two young people fall in love" feeling.

I agree with the Extra Tidbit, I'm looking forward to see how well of an actor Efron is when he has a role without dancing.
This looks pretty good. It reminds me of IQ. It has that same "old smart guy helps two young people fall in love" feeling.

I agree with the Extra Tidbit, I'm looking forward to see how well of an actor Efron is when he has a role without dancing.
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7:06PM on 08/12/2009
This is a pretty good movie - it's well-made and is enjoyable to watch but ultimately I think it will be a minor note in Linklater's filmography.

The guy who plays Orson Welles is fantastic. Efron is just passable - there are moments where you can see him just freezing after or before he says his lines (i.e. he'll say his line and then he won't really "act" in the parts where he's not speaking) but he's not terrible.

I saw it at TIFF last year; forgot all about it pretty quickly but I'm
This is a pretty good movie - it's well-made and is enjoyable to watch but ultimately I think it will be a minor note in Linklater's filmography.

The guy who plays Orson Welles is fantastic. Efron is just passable - there are moments where you can see him just freezing after or before he says his lines (i.e. he'll say his line and then he won't really "act" in the parts where he's not speaking) but he's not terrible.

I saw it at TIFF last year; forgot all about it pretty quickly but I'm surprised it hasn't been released yet.
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6:00PM on 08/12/2009
reviews say efron is pretty good guess what Leo started off on Roseanne for god sakes
reviews say efron is pretty good guess what Leo started off on Roseanne for god sakes
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2:44PM on 08/12/2009

EFRON HAS RANGE

I agree with Bicycle_Thief. People will start to hate because it stars Zac Efron. But to be fair, '17 Again' was actually not bad. At all, to be frank. I was suckered into watching it and left the theater sane. He's got some good acting ability. Sure, the kid's young but give him a few years and he'll finally come out of that Disney shell he's been imprisoned in and be his own man. I mean look at Leonardo DiCaprio and how far he's come from being "the pretty boy" in 'Titanic' to starring in
I agree with Bicycle_Thief. People will start to hate because it stars Zac Efron. But to be fair, '17 Again' was actually not bad. At all, to be frank. I was suckered into watching it and left the theater sane. He's got some good acting ability. Sure, the kid's young but give him a few years and he'll finally come out of that Disney shell he's been imprisoned in and be his own man. I mean look at Leonardo DiCaprio and how far he's come from being "the pretty boy" in 'Titanic' to starring in movies like 'The Aviator', 'The Departed', 'Catch Me If You Can', and 'Revolutionary Road.'
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12:48PM on 08/13/2009
Thanks man. I agree with you too. Now if we were talking about one of the Jonas Brothers, I would have to complain. Their acting is awful. I saw them on SNL
Thanks man. I agree with you too. Now if we were talking about one of the Jonas Brothers, I would have to complain. Their acting is awful. I saw them on SNL
2:24PM on 08/12/2009

well

i thought effron looked good in those short clips...i'll watch this when it comes out
i thought effron looked good in those short clips...i'll watch this when it comes out
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2:01PM on 08/12/2009

people will hate it because of Efron

It doesn't look all that bad. I believe Richard Linklater is the director and I have heard good things about Christian Mckay's performance
It doesn't look all that bad. I believe Richard Linklater is the director and I have heard good things about Christian Mckay's performance
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11:51AM on 08/12/2009

He will have to prove it

from that short clip, he looked terrible to me. I'm willing to give him a shot, but he has to come to play. This movie, at least based on the teaser, looks like a light-harded cheeseball take on the material...not exactly a stretch for him, they've just removed the singing/dancing. Although this is a movie about the theater, so they might still work that in.

I'm placing my bet that this guy can't act, but we will see.
from that short clip, he looked terrible to me. I'm willing to give him a shot, but he has to come to play. This movie, at least based on the teaser, looks like a light-harded cheeseball take on the material...not exactly a stretch for him, they've just removed the singing/dancing. Although this is a movie about the theater, so they might still work that in.

I'm placing my bet that this guy can't act, but we will see.
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