2012 – The Words

Bradley as Rory Jansen / executive producer

Directed by: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Written by: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Produced by: Michael Benaroya
Production year: 2011
Original release: September 7, 2012 (USA)
Running time: 1 hour, 42 minutes
Other cast: Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde
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When shallow wannabe-writer Rory (Bradley Cooper) finds an old manuscript tucked away in a bag, he decides to pass the work off as his own. The book, called “The Window Tears,” brings Rory great acclaim, until the real author (Jeremy Irons) shows up and threatens to destroy Rory’s reputation. Cut to Clayton Hammond (Dennis Quaid), a writer whose popular novel “The Words” seems to mirror Rory’s story, leading to speculation that the tome is Hammond’s thinly veiled autobiography.