CBS Films has released a featurette for Sundance closing night film “The Words,” starring Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde, Zoë Saldana, Dennis Quaid, and Jeremy Irons. They discuss how good the script is; we’ll find out just how well it translated when it releases September 7. Reviews have been mixed on Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal’s directorial debut.
More promising is Cooper’s upcoming “Silver Linings Playbook” (November 21), directed by David O. Russell and co-starring Jennifer Lawrence. He’s got a full plate. He also stars in Susanne Bier’s upcoming “Serena.” It seems that Cooper is trying to keep his hangover (“The Hangover Part III” is coming next May) and have a legit indie career as well; he even tears up the villain role in actor pal Dax Sheperd’s car chase caper “Hit & Run” (August 24), which debuted at Comic-Con.
“The Words” featurette, trailer and synopsis are below, courtesy of Yahoo.
Rory Jansen, a struggling writer, aspires to be the next great literary voice. When he discovers a lost manuscript in a weathered attaché case, he realizes he possesses something extraordinary that he desperately wishes he had created. Rory decides to pass the work off as his own and finally receives the recognition he desperately craves. However, he soon learns that living with his choice will not be as easy as he thought as he faces a moral dilemma that will make him take a hard look at the man he has become.
In their directorial debut, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal have crafted a subtle tale that examines how overwhelming desire can lead to unforeseen and unwanted consequences. Bolstered by a strong cast, led by Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons, The Words adeptly assembles multiple narratives that reveal how one man’s lost legacy holds the life of another man captive.