• Publication date: May 10, 2012

Me and Orson Welles

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A young actor is exposed to the dark side of theater.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2008

MBC 2:

September 30, 2012 19:00 (KSA) ~ September 30, 2012 18:00 (CLT)

ZacEfron portrays Richard Samuels, an aspiring actor who by chance meets the famous Orson Welles while visiting New York.  Despite Richard's inexperience, Welles casts the teenager in his upcoming production: a reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar set in Mussolini's Italy.

 

Samuels quickly discovers that rumors concerning Welles' eccentricity and harsh treatment of others are true.  Richard initially finds comfort in the arms of Orson's production assistant, Sonja Jones (Claire Danes).  But when Sonja sleeps with Welles   to advance her career Samuels is heartbroken, and loses all respect for the adulterous director.

Starring:

 

  • ZacEfron
  • Christian McKay
  • Claire Danes
  • Ben Chaplin