HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 ‘Me and Orson Welles’ Chicago Passes With Claire Danes, Zac Efron
CHICAGO – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “Me and Orson Welles” with Claire Danes and Zac Efron from director Richard Linklater of “School of Rock”!
“Me and Orson Welles” also stars Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan, Christian McKay, Ben Chaplin, Zoe Kazan, Kelly Reilly, James Tupper, Leo Bill, Al Weaver, Iain McKee, Simon Lee Phillips, Simon Nehan and Patrick Kennedy from director Richard Linklater (who also directed “School of Rock,” “Fast Food Nation,” “Bad News Bears,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Before Sunset” and “Before Sunrise”).
The film opens on Dec. 11, 2009. To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Me and Orson Welles” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.
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Here is the “Me and Orson Welles” plot description:
Based in real theatrical history, “Me and Orson Welles” is a comedic coming-of-age story about a teenage actor who lucks into a role in Julius Caesar as it’s being reimagined by a brilliant and impetuous young director named Orson Welles at his newly founded Mercury Theater in New York City in 1937.
The rollercoaster week leading up to opening night has the charismatic but sometimes cruel Welles (impressive newcomer Christian McKay) staking his career on this risky production while Richard (Zac Efron) mixes with everyone from starlets to stagehands in behind-the-scenes adventures that are bound to change him.
Claire Danes co-stars as Sonja Jones: the unapologetically ambitious assistant to Welles whom Richard tries to woo. Ben Chaplin plays Mercury Theater regular George Coulouris. Zoe Kazan, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly and James Tupper are among the talented ensemble cast.
The fast-moving screenplay by Holly Gent Palmo and Vince Palmo is based on Robert Kaplow’s meticulously researched novel of the same name. Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater is at the helm of the CinemaNX and Detour Film production.
The “Me and Orson Welles” trailer can be watched now below.
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Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 people randomly via e-mail for our “Me and Orson Welles” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!