Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana In Page-Turning First Trailer For The Words

By Sean O'Connell 2012-05-18 06:50:24discussion comments
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A struggling author, penniless and wrestling with writerís block? Sounds like the autobiography of Internet bloggers everywhere (except very few of us look like Bradley Cooper, and have girlfriends who look like Zoe Saldana). Instead, itís the premise behind The Words, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthalís co-directorial effort about literary accomplishment, accusations of plagiarism, and behind-the-scenes scandal as an author slowly loses his cool. Still sounds like Internet bloggers to me. Hereís the first official trailer:

The presence of Dennis Quaid has me flashing back to Frequency, where characters conversed from different eras in time. But I donít think thatís what The Words is aiming for. Based on the trailer, it appears that Cooperís character, a struggling novelist, somehow steals a manuscripts penned decades earlier by an author who is wrestling with many of the same demons. Iím sure thereís another twist built into this literary drama, though the teaser trailer wisely hides it.

Thatís because The Words can brag about its stellar cast and (likely) sell tickets. Cooper has made a few wise decisions outside of this money-making Hangover franchise. (See Limitless, if you havenít yet.) Saldanaís a talented beauty. And Klugman and Sternthalís supporting cast rounds out with the likes of Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Ben Barnes, Ron Rifkin, Quaid and Olivia Wilde. Thatís enough to get me in the door on opening weekend. What do you think? Is this trailer selling you on The Words? Or will you need to read a few favorable words from critics closer to the filmís Sept. 21 release date? Let us know.
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