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‘True Story’ screenwriter says fame is ‘a strange condition’

Screenwriter Eric Newman obtained the thought for the deliciously darkish “True Story” story by merely rising up in Hollywood.

“I’ve been in the business for 30 years,” he advised The Post at a current screening of the Netflix present. “I grew up in LA and I saw a lot of celebrities and I was around famous people and I’ve worked with many of them.”

The restricted sequence, which dropped on Wednesday, issues a well-known comic known as the Kid, played by Kevin Hart in his first dramatic role, and his neer-do-well older brother Carlton, performed by Wesley Snipes. Things take a decidedly bleak and violent flip after issues go incorrect at a celebration after a live performance in Philadelphia. The present is not solely deliciously darkish and twisty, nevertheless it additionally delves into the topic of fame and the way isolating and surreal it may be.

“I’ve always thought it was a strange condition of being in it for all the benefits, I think there are deficiencies and disadvantages,” Newman, who additionally was an government producer of “Narcos,” defined. “I think it’s hard. I think it’s hard to know who to trust and obviously, there is no privacy. You are not your own property, you belong to the world.”

“True Story” is finally a narrative about brothers and the way fame complicates and finally destroys their bond. Again Newman says he’s seen how fame and movie star have corroded household relationships.

Wagner Maura, Juan Riedinger, Juan Pablo Raba, Roberto Urbino, Luiz Guzman in "Narcos."
Newman additionally labored on the sequence “Narcos.”

“I think when you’re incredibly successful and people are relying on you, there’s no difference between the people who are working for you and family who feel like they’re owed something.”

Newman defined that the thought of writing a couple of star who’s come from a “hard place,” surrounded by folks “they came up with” and are not sure about who to belief, “seemed like a really powerful place to tell a story.”

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