A new featurette for The Words has gone online. For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s three stories nested inside each other with the central story focusing on an aspiring writer (Bradley Cooper) who plagiarizes a manuscript he finds in an old briefcase. He becomes an overnight success when the book is published, but then he encounters the manuscript’s true author (Jeremy Irons). I was quite taken with the movie when I saw it at Sundance (the featurette pulls quotes from my review), and this featurette does a slightly better job than the trailer of breaking down the plot and selling the picture.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette. The film also stars Dennis Quaid, Ben Barnes, Olivia Wilde, and Zoe Saldana. The Words opens September 7th.
Via Yahoo! Movies.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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.
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.