A new trailer for the drama The Words has been released. The film has three nested stories within, the main focus on a struggling writer (Bradley Cooper) who by chance finds a manuscript in an old briefcase and makes the mistake of plagiarizing. His fortunes quickly changes, but when the book is published, the manuscript’s true author surfaces (Jeremy Irons).
The Words is written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, and played this year at 2012 Sundance Film Festival to stellar reviews, so this should be flick worth catching.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
The film also stars Dennis Quaid, Ben Barnes, Olivia Wilde, and Zoe Saldana.
Catch the trailer and a new featurette here:
The Words opens September 7th, 2012.