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Zac Efron Is Mad For Plaid

Zac Efron Is Mad For Plaid

Zac Efron holds a pair of drumsticks in this new movie still from the upcoming film Me and Orson Welles. Here’s a synopsis of the story:

“The story of a whirlwind week in 1937 NYC when young aspiring actor Richard Samuels (Efron) is thrown into the middle of Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre Company on the eve of the opening of Welles’ historic staging of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. During this week, Richard will find romance with a worldly older woman (Sonja Jones, played by Claire Danes), become immersed in a creative experience few are afforded, and learn the downside of crossing the imperious, brilliant Welles (Christian McKay). Richard is about to grow up fast.”

The movie’s first full screening will be at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, running from September 4”13, 2008.

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  • nini

    Ist! Hottyyyy!

  • amy

    OMG! deff watching that movie! Zac’s such an amazing actor and I know he’ll have a huge and successful career!! :D
    lovee zanessa!! <3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333


    Looks good, can’t wait for trailer

  • http://justjared shamilah

    wow!!! can’t wait to see the film.

  • jessica

    huh. i hope it’s rated R so his little teen boppers can’t go. at least then we will be able to see a plausible reaction to the movie, not some hormone filled box office success.

  • XD

    he’s always be Troy bolton …… eww

  • http://justjared shamilah

    he looks good!!!!!

  • Boji

    Well, this movie is certainly a departure from the rest of Zac’s movies and it should put him in good standing for more serious roles. Am looking forward to it. Reminds me of Brad Pit who first got recognised for his pretty boy looks and hot bod in Thelma and Louise and John Travolta for his moves and looks in Saturday night fever. Look at them today. Am sure Zac is heading that a way too. Way to go, Zac.

  • mike


  • unknown

    he lukz ber difrnt
    nehu cnt wait 4 dis movie or hsm3
    iz gna b ber exitment evri wer

  • e

    He looks great, as always. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the movie will be picked up at TIFF because from what we’ve seen so far, it looks great.

  • Amelia25

    I hope the best for Zac in this movie, and for this growing carreer

  • Malia

    After reading the book MAOW twice, I can hardly wait to see Zac in this movie.

  • danielle

    I really want to see this movie!

  • shannon

    good for him and im going to watch the movie i would love to see what zac did with the character also it may lead to more grown up roles which i think would be good for his career

  • good point

    i hope it’s rated R so his little teen boppers can’t go. at least then we will be able to see a plausible reaction to the movie, not some hormone filled box office success.


    AHAHAHAHAH so true!!!

  • yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

    there is a verrrrrrrrry slight chance that this movie will be rated r…but not likely because there is a sex scene in the book, but idk if they are going to put it in the movie. but i can’t wait to see this movie, i wish i lived in toronto to watch it.

    aaaaand i saw a preview for HSM3 in an actual movie theater not just the sneak peeks and all i have it say is that i’m suuuuuuuuuper stokkked !!!!

  • Jennifer W

    zac looks great and so cute. i can’t wait to see this movie i know it will be a good one.

  • http://ZacEfron Bradley

    Can’t wait to see the movie

  • marie

    different from everything he did, im excited to watch it ! :)
    and efrom looks cute as hell

  • athena

    I’m sure he’ll be going up to Toronto for this festival to help promote the movie. Yeah, the book was a great read…finished it in a day and a half…can’t wait to see the movie and how it’s been edited and recreated…hopefully not too much. Ooooh, EXCITED!!!CAN’T WAIT!!!
    I agree with those of you that say this is a step in the right direction to bring about the change he’s seeking in his acting career…it would be nice if it’s an R rating, that way there could be a better chance more people will see the film and get it a fair critique.

  • UK

    Notice a guy shouted at the end “Vanessa I love you” soooo cute!

    Baby V rocking in Michigan. Who said this girl can’t sing and dance at the same time? Powerful! Zanessa should re-unite ASAP.

  • Julia

    Though not much more ta pretty good!
    should be more beautiful is more than jah
    had no other dress not sorry
    mereçe not use these ugly clothes
    ¬ ¬ ‘

  • Julia

    I am not informed as equal to those people
    I answer the most Zac and Vanessa are together?
    And also because Baby V
    that name ugliest
    ¬ ¬ ‘

  • Vogue
  • Bruna

    VERY HOT (66666)

  • bwhaha

    he’s really cute. Sayanara brad pitt. there’s a new pretty boy in twn and he is young and has nice skin

  • UK

    Vanessa anounced that Identify is going to be her second single. That’s cool I love that song! Many people love Vanessa and they are not afraid to shout it in the crowd. Listen at the end!

  • Zanessa-love4life

    Zac looks so good in that movie! He’s turning into very mature roles :)
    Good for him!!

  • maria


    zac rocks
    vanessa rocks
    zanessa rocks

  • WHAT?

    Claire Dane plays the older woman Zac is seduced by? What? Clare Danes while actually being older looks younger than Zac. LOL! Why bother with that casting?

  • newport beach, 92660

    I’m gonna look for the trailer

  • http://ZacEfron Bradley

    I think this Movie is rated R because Somebody sayed to me that Zac Efron and Claire Dane’s have a Sexsence in the Movie don’t know if it is true or not but the could be a rumor. I hope that this movie is not rated R becasue then the teenager can’t see it. Zac is 20 years old and can make movies that have sexsences in them. I can’t wait to see this moive.

  • zaccara


    Your answer seems to have faded at the bottom. What were you trying to say?

  • serena

    he was a fine actor in derby stallion and miracle run so i’moptimistic that zac will do well in this movie…he surely has to prove himslef as an adult actor and this is the movie to show a wider demographic that he can really act…

  • e


    I dunno about the R-rated, however, I do know that Zac have said that he doesn’t really want to do sex scenes and that he wants to keep the sorta image he got through HSM among others, and maybe also it is because he does have a lot of younger fans, I don’t really remeber. However, it is possible that there might be hinted though, maybe by seeing a door close or maybe like a morning after thing, that’s not something new and it could work, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  • ronni

    Sounds like one of those movies no one will care to see unless you’re an Efron groupie. So no report about his girlfriend lately……..I guess it’s because she stinks and nobody is going to her concerts. Poor Vanessa, may have to give up her lavish new home if the lawsuits keep coming.

  • keke

    i want him 2 break up w/ v she dosnt deserve him

  • fan supporter

    ronni & keke…sounds like the two of you are a match made in heaven as a couple. You two have alot in common.

  • http://ZacEfron Bradley

    I guess well have to wait and see thank you E


    Goooo boy

    u r amazing person inside ‘n out

    Zachary deserves the best!!

    God bless him, V ‘n who he luvs ^^


  • omg

    i hope this is r-rated too! LOL

  • Malia

    Quadruple Space . . . . :lol:

  • bettybaby


    my thought exactly..

    i really don’t think the movie will be rated R b/c the content just doesn’t call for it. there is no “sex scene,” within the novel, hence the “quadruple space,” concept :lol:

    i don’t think the script would include a true sex scene as it doesn’t really fit with the story. plus quadruple space actually had a fairly significant role within this story :lmao: and to mess with that just wouldn’t be good creatively, or justified. now of course that’s just my opinion!

    god, i can’t wait for this film!!!!!!!!!!! i really believe it has the potential to be amazing!

  • Malia

    Richard Linklater has a reputation for sticking closely to the script. Now whether or not the script adhered to the book, we don’t know. Either way, a movie about Orson Welles and the people who dealt with him would have to be interesting.

  • Lulu

    Well… at least it seems wayy different than those [i]navets[/i] of High School Musical.
    I just hope that he’ll actually be good in this movie, and not making another Katie Holmes-like in Batman Begins.

    Sorry for the fans!

  • zanessa 4eVERRR!


  • troy

    First off I totally reject the idea that a movie’s rating has anything to do with its quality,. How good a movie is based solely on its content and nothimg more.

    Also one sex scene is not likely to lead a “R” rating. “Iron Man” foexample had one very brief sex scene and it was rated PG-13. Of course it would depend on how explicit the scene is. But according to people who have read the book on which “Me and Orson Welles” is based, the scene takes place behind closed doors and is suggested and not shown. Since director Richard Linklater is known for adhering to the scripts I’m pretty sure that will be the case with the movie.

    I have ti commend the casting director in casting Christian McKay who is almost a dead-ringer for a young Orson Welles.

  • Angelica

    Zac Efron and claire danes….interesting.

  • marii !

    omg, zac, i’m gonna die!