Zac Efron is finally shedding his High School Musical image and turning his hand to a more serious on-screen persona. Efron will be appearing in Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, a coming of age tale about love, the theatre and one genius director.
Not only has the teen hottie gone all serious thesp on us, he'll be starring opposite the gorgeous Claire Danes (pictured on set with Eddie Marsan) who plays his older love interest. Speaking to Time magazine, Danes said "Zac is not only an actor but also a musician, a bona fide song-and-dance man - we ladies are defenceless against such a combination." You said it Claire, InStyle.co.uk are fully signed up fans of the Efron.
The movie sees 21-year-old Zac star as Richard Samuels who snags himself a coveted role in Julius Ceaser directed by Welles at the Mercury Theatre. In just one extraordinary week, Samuels makes his Brodway debut, finds romance with a glamorous older woman (Claire Danes) and dares to cross the imperious Orson Welles.
Me and Orson Welles hits cinema screens on 4th December, and we can't wait!
By Pat McNulty