Men in Trees star James Tupper is set to portray actor Joseph Cotten in Richard Linklater's indie biopic Me and Orson Welles, starring alongside Claire Danes and Zac Efron.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tupper will portray the star whose career was launched with roles in Welles' classic Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons.

Filming has begun in the Isle of Man, London and New York.