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Actors, challengeing roles, DOM HEMINGWAY, Jude Law, Michelle Rodriguez, Orlando Bloom, Pierce Brosnan, RETALIATION, THE MATADOR, WIDOWS -

Hooking a great actor into your screenplay with a challenging role might seem like obvious advice. But the key qualifier is the definition of the word “challenging.” Playing a tough guy who seeks revenge for his dead wife would be challenging in real life, but in a movie, that’s a generic part. Below are four examples of actors taking on truly challenging roles, both in general, and in relation to their previously-established screen personas. RETALIATION (2020) – Orlando Bloom In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bloom admitted, in regards to the most intimate sequence in the script for...

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Orlando Bloom, Patriot's Day, Paul Tamasy, Rod Lurie, Scott Eastwood, The Fighter, The Finest Hour, The Outpost, true stories -

Finding great true stories is a way to add value to your screenplays. To illustrate this point, we’re going to follow the winding path taken that eventually led to the 2020 film THE OUTPOST. In 2009, 300 Taliban fighters assaulted the American combat outpost “Keating” in Afghanistan. 8 Americans were killed, and 27 wounded. Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha and Staff Sergeant Ty Carter were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in the battle. The key differentiating factor between this battle and any other was the location – this outpost was almost impossible to defend, it was in a...

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