Sunday, 5 June 2011
John Hannah in "The Words"
Olivia Wilde and Ben Barnes, alongside J.K. Simmons and John Hannah, have joined the cast of plagiarism drama The Words, Variety reports.
The Words, which already stars Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana and Dennis Quaid, follows the story of a writer (Cooper) who, at the peak of his career, finds that he must face the consequences of stealing the work of another writer (Irons). Well, it can be tempting, but a good writer should stay away from plagiarism, which I personally define as the wrongful appropriation of another author’s language and the representation of them as one’s own original work, although the notion does remain problematic with nebulous boundaries.* Which should make for an interesting plot.
Not much else is known about the film, which is set to be written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, but its impressive cast list indicates that The Words is one to look out for.
There is no confirmation yet as to when shooting will begin, but it is likely to be later this year, with a late 2012 release.
Source: The Film Pilgrim
IndieWire and First Showing have the same story