So, one week from Monday, teeny boppers and adults a like will be at The Paramount to greet Zac Efron and cast as part of the Austin premiere of the film Me and Orson Welles. Likely to be a very lively greeting supported by the Austin Film Society which will donate the event's proceeds to the Texas Filmmaker's Production Fund.
The film, directed by oscar-nominated Richard Linklater, is the story of young director Oroson Welles who puts together Julius Caesar at the newly founded Mercury Theatre in New York, 1937. In the play an adolescent Richard Samuels (played by Efron) is casted with a leading role though he has little acting ability. The coming-of-age, romance film also stars Claire Daines, Ben Chaplin, and Christain McKay. The combination of well-known acting ability should unfold quite interestingly.
While many are intrigued by the film itself, lots of viewers seem to anticipate the drama break out role of Efron's. We'll see how well the High School Musical Hunk proves himself in this more weighty role, but my senses tell me he won't disappoint.
Be there, Monday Nov 30th at the Paramount. Film begins at seven... get there in advance to drown out the screaming young ladies and paparazzi.
For more info on how to get tickets to the premeire check out the Austin Film Society's website.