Zac Efron, Claire Danes & Christian McCay On Me And Orson Welles | Latino Review
War of the Worlds is one of those classic films everyone has to see. The original radio broadcast by Orson Welles, scared half the planet into thinking we were actually being invaded. It was just one of many examples to the man’s brilliance in whatever it was he was doing. Whether it be the theater, film or radio.In this interview, I spoke with Chrsitian McCay about playing the famous Orson, Claire Danes on her role in the film and Zac about going outside the box and playing a teenager that can sing.The screenplay by Holly Gent Palmo and Vincent Palmo Jr. is based on the novel by Robert Kaplow, a coming-of-age story set in the heady world of New York theatre. Efron plays a teenage student who lucks his way into a minor role in the 1937 Mercury Theatre production of “Julius Caesar,” directed by 22-year-old genius Orson Welles. In the words of Kaplow’s protagonist: “This is the story of one week in my life. I was seventeen. It was the week I slept in Orson Welles’s pajamas. It was the week I fell in love. It was the week I fell out of love.”
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