Ok this is a weird but absolutely fascinating project. The Hollywood Reporter say that Zac Efron will lead Richard Linklater's next movie ME AND ORSON WELLES based on a coming-of-age novel of the same name by Robert Kaplow. The script has been adapted by Linklater's friends Holly Gent Palmo (production coordinator on DAZED AND CONFUSED) and Vincet Palmo (first unit director on many of Linklater's films).The really interestingly sounding movie see's Efron as a high school student who gets noticed by Mercury Theatre founder Orson Welles who gives him a bit part in his production of Julius Caesar... the show that made Welles a star. The book as will the fim, chronicles the kid's week learning about life and love. The daunting task of playing the mamooth Welles on screen has been given to film newcomer Chrisitan McKay but he's not a newcomer to Welles. He has played the guy on his own Broadway theatre production ROSEBUD which was actually written for him because of his likeness to the legendary figure. 12 year epic that's going to hit in 2013!). Shooting begins middle of next month in locations in New York, London and the Isle of Man with the Gaiety Theatre booked out. I've always said an Orson Welles biopic could be an amazing movie and although this isn't quite that, this still sounds absolutely brilliant.