Bradley Cooper and Brian Klugman Discuss Friendship and The Words
09.10.12 by BJSprecher
In his new movie in theaters, The Words, Bradley Cooper plays a struggling writer named Rory who finds a brilliant manuscript and passes it off as his own. The movie's plot is a multi-layered story about self-doubt, honesty and integrity, but the story of how the movie made it from the printed page to the silver screen is one about friendship. In a ReelzChannel exclusive interview, Cooper and his childhood friend Brian Klugman, who co-wrote and co-directed The Words with Lee Sternthal, revealed to our own Jeremy Parsons how they have helped each other battle their own personal demons over the years.
Here's the official synopsis of The Words:
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.
The cast of The Words includes Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, John Hannah, J.K. Simmons and Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons.