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Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Bradley Cooper and Dennis Quaid Join The Words

The entire cast listing has been announced for the film “The Words”. The dramatic thriller, which is the directorial debut of “Tron Legacy” writers Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman, stars Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, John Hannah, J.K. Simmons, Nora Arnezeder, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, and Dennis Quaid. Sternthal and Klugman have also written the screenplay for the film. “The Words” will begin shooting this month in Montreal.

The script for “The Words” went through the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and appeared on the Black List, the yearly list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.

Benaroya Pictures’ Micahel Benaroya will produce along with Animus Films’ Jim Young, and Serena Films’ Tatiana Kelly. Laura Rister from Untitled Entertainment will act as executive producer with Cassian Elwes under their joint venture Waterfall Media. Antonio Calvache (“In the Bedroom”, “Little Children”) will act as Director of Photography.

Here’s the official synopsis of “The Words”:

THE WORDS follows a writer (Cooper) who, at the peak of his literary success, discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s work.

What do you think about the film and its cast? How do you think the writing team behind “Tron Legacy” will be behind the camera? Make your comments and opinions known on this story in the comments section below.

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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