Didn’t we just find out yesterday that some source is definitely totally sure that Olivia Wilde and Bradley Cooper are spending their extra-curricular hours together? Now, they’re starring opposite each other in The Words? Either something is amiss or these two crazy kids are breaking the cardinal sin of professionalism: inner-office romance (or inner-set romance). Then again, it’s not like there haven’t been hundreds of other celebrity couples formed this way, but you’re supposed to hook up DURING filming, not BEFORE they start filming. Things could go all sour before the cameras ever roll and then what? Didn’t Vince learn this lesson on Entourage? Yes, yes he did. Come on, Cooper.
In all seriousness though, The Words is a dramatic thriller that’s already got a decent cast lined up, including Cooper and newly-added Wilde, Jeremy Irons, and Dennis Quaid. In addition to Wilde, the cast just grew a bit with the addition of J.K. Simmons, Zoe Saldana, Ben Barnes, Nora Arnezeder, and John Hannah. Cooper plays a very successful writer who’s achieved greatness by stealing another man’s work. Of course, the truth always comes out, and he soon learns that he has to face the consequences of his unsavory actions.
This flick should be a bit of a reunion for Wilde and the set of directors, TRON: Legacy writers Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. It’s the duo’s directorial debut, but they also penned the script together. Now, before you get worried because the TRON script was so…dismal? Boring? Flat? Lacking much of a story at all? Think about this: the script was pushed through the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and it was on the Black List (that list of the year’s best unproduced screenplays), so they’ve at least got a pretty good base to work with.