Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles Gets Release Date
09.10.09 by REELZ
Variety reports that Me and Orson Welles will finally arrive in theaters after multiple delays. Cinemanx has set November 25 as the release date, matching it with Nine, the musical directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago), and The Road, starring Viggo Mortenson, which also got a new release date.
Me and Orson Welles stars Zac Efron, Claire Danes, and Christian McKay in the title role. Behind the camera is Richard Linklater, who also directed School of Rock, Fast Food Nation, and Dazed and Confused.
The story is based on the Robert Kaplow book of same name, which involves Richard (played by Efron), a teenager cast in Welles' 1937 production of Julius Caesar. Along the way, Richard develops a romantic relationship with an opportunistic production assistant (played by Danes). When he learns that she is also the object of Welles' affections, tensions build, possibly threatening the production.
Executive producer Steve Christian spoke on behalf of Cinemax about the distribution:
We've developed what we believe is an exciting road map for distributing this film, one we hope will pave the way for many others to come.... The climate is such that there are fewer homes for films of this quality and budget range and it is important to create new options.