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The Passenger or the search for identity (FW31)

In conversation with Tony Grisoni
Deborah Charles in conversation with the screenwriter of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and In This World

Tony Grisoni is a feature film writer who has brought to the screen successful adaptations such as Brothers of The Head, factual based drama such as the acclaimed In this World and original fiction such as Queen of Hearts. He is a long time collaborator with Terry Gilliam, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Good Omens and the recently released Tideland, and is proud to count himself amongst the crew on board the ship of fools: The Man who Killed Don Quixote. His screenplay Death Defying Acts shoots in Feb 2006 and Brothers of the Head is released next year.

Deborah Charles - What are you up to at the moment?

Toni Grisoni - I’m writing an adaptation of book called How I live Now by Meg Rosoff. It’s a really beautiful novel. It’s written in the first person by a girl called Daisy who is this 15 year old girl from the States who comes to join her cousins in a very idyllic English rural setting. It feels a bit like a kid’s adventure but there is something very dark going on in the edges of the tale and what you intuit because it all happens in your periphery vision is that there is some terrible global crisis going down and that a war is imminent. So it’s kind of like now.
I’m writing it for Thomas Vinterberg to direct. We’ve met a few times and I’m very excited about the idea of him going to direct it.