EW Staff
February 01, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) – Claire Danes, Eddie Marsan (Vera Drake), Leo Bill (The Living and the Dead), and Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later) have joined Zac Efron in the cast of Me and Orson Welles. Richard Linklater is directing the adaptation of Robert Kaplow’s period coming-of-age novel about a high school student (Efron) who happens upon the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre, is noticed by Orson Welles (played by newcomer Christian McKay), and cast in a bit part in Julius Caesar. Shooting is scheduled to start next month. (Hollywood Reporter)

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