He may be the heartthrob for millions of `tween girls right now, but High School Musical star Zac Ephron appears to know that such fame is fleeting and not the stuff long acreers are made of. To that end he has taken a role in director Richard Linklater’s Me And Orson Welles, a project due out next year that is definitely not aimed at his current pre-teen demographic. Ephron will star in the film as an aspiring seventeen-year old actor who lands a role in the production of Julius Caesar mounted by a young Welles and his newly established Mercury Theatre company. Based on a novel by¬†Robert Kaplow, the film hasn’t been picked up by a distributir yet, though it shouldn’t have too hard a time of it after it debuts at the Toronto Film Festival next month. until then, here is a small gallery of images from the film.¬†(Click for full size.)

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty-five years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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