Author Susan Orlean Discusses Her Feelings on the Movie Adaptation

At a Texas Book Festival screening of the movie Adaptation, author Susan Orlean discusses her shocking reaction to being pitched Charlie Kaufman's movie script that was inspired by her novel. She also talks about coming to terms with her morally ambiguous movie counterpart, meeting screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and inconsistencies with the Adaptation movie true story.

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 Adaptation Movie Trailer

Watch the Adaptation Movie Trailer for the Nicolas Cage film directed by Spike Jonze. Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman was originally hired to adapt Susan Orlean's novel The Orchid Thief into a screenplay, however, he struggled with a case of writer's block and decided to incorporate that into the script. The new, unique plot had even attracted Tom Hanks to the role, who had for a brief time been set to portray screenwriter Kaufman in the film. As time went on, Spike Jonze stepped in to direct and Cage replaced Hanks.


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