Efron starred opposite Claire Danes in the Richard Linklater drama "Me and Orson Welles" in 2009. The drama was a bit of a change of direction for Efron and might explain why he dropped out of the "Footloose" remake. The film opened to rave reviews, but Efron was ultimately overshadowed in the press by the film's Orson Welles -- played by newcomer Christian McKay.
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