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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character development, Gillian Flynn, GONE GIRL, Our Favorite Screenwriters, screenwriting tips, SHARP OBJECTS, UTOPIA, WIDOWS -

Gillian Flynn has quietly become one of the top screenwriters working today. Formerly a television critic for Entertainment Weekly, Flynn burst onto the scene when she adapted her own novel GONE GIRL for director David Fincher. All three of her novels have been adapted to film/TV. Flynn wrote GONE GIRL (both the novel and film), WIDOWS and wrote on the series SHARP OBJECTS (also based on her novel). She’s currently filming UTOPIA, a series she created, for Amazon. And it might not have happened had Flynn not been laid off by Entertainment Weekly in 2008. At the same time, that...

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