CBS Films and Benaroya Pictures present in association with Parlay Films and Waterfall Media The Words an Animus Films and Serena Films production of a Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal film. It stars Bradley Cooper, Academy Award© winner Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoë Saldana, Ben Barnes, Nora Arnezeder, Michael McKean, John Hannah, J.K. Simmons, Ron Rifkin and Emmy Award winner Željko Ivanek. Produced by Jim Young, Tatiana Kelly and Michael Benaroya, the film is executive produced by Laura Rister, Cassian Elwes, Lisa Wilson and Bradley Cooper.
Director of Photography is Antonio Calvache, Production Designer is Michèle Laliberté and the Editor is Academy Award© nominee Leslie Jones. Costume Designer is Simonetta Mariano and the Composer is two-time Emmy Award nominee Marcelo Zarvos.
“Fuller. Truer. More honest.” Hearing a succinct validation of the words unfolding his heart-rending tale of love and loss from the woman he loved, trumped the moral conundrum that lay in wait. Bolstered by a stellar cast and told through multiple narratives, the romantic drama THE WORDS explores the devastating consequences when ambition is valued above love.
It could cost him everything, in ways he never anticipated. It would bring him everything, in ways he always anticipated.
There was just one problem. The words were not his. Rory’s great American novel belonged to the voice of another.
Riding acclaim on the stolen work of an Old Man (JEREMY IRONS) proved more than an ethical breach. It silenced that man’s public claim to his own life and the tragic choice he made as a Young Man (BEN BARNES) that would come to define him. Rory would find himself shadowing the Young Man’s fate – overwhelming ambition fueled by the love of words more than the love that inspired them.
His life would play out on the pages of novelist Clay Hammond’s (DENNIS QUAID) latest bestseller. But it is in Hammond’s secret past that Daniella (OLIVIA WILDE), a seductive grad student captivated by his work, suspects the line between fiction and non- has been crossed.
Bolstered by a stellar cast and told through multiple narratives, the romantic drama THE WORDS explores the devastating consequences when ambition is valued above love.