The Descendants was the best script I read: George Clooney

  • PTI, Los Angeles
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  • Updated: Jan 12, 2012 19:07 IST
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    Hollywood stars gathered at the premiere night of the movie, The Descendants at the Samuel Goldwyn theatre in Beverly Hills, California.

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    Model Cindy Crawford along with her husband Rande Gerber arrives at the premiere.

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    Cast member Shailene Woodley poses on the red carpet.

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    Cast member Matthew Lillard gives a no smile look.

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    Woodley waves at the public as she poses for lensmen at the premiere.

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    George Clooney mingles with his girlfriend Stacy Keibler on the red carpet.

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    Beau Bridges, a cast member poses with his wife Wendy and daughter Emily.

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    Alexander Payne, writer/director of The Descendants, poses with cast members Shailene Woodley and George Clooney.

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    Cast members George Clooney and Shailene Woodley along with the director of the movie Alexander Payne. 

Hollywood superstar George Clooney, who stars in Oscar front runner The Descendants, says the Alexander Payne directed movie unfolds slowly and beautifully onscreen.

The film, which will be released in India by Fox Star Studios on January 26, will see the actor surprise his fans with an unpretentious performance of a clueless father grappling with two young girls while his wife lies comatose in a hospital bed following a boating accident.

"I thought it was the best screenplay I'd read in a long, long time. When you look for trailers for this film, it's very hard to explain it, because it's a film that so slowly unfolds. So beautifully unfolds. It's hard to describe the screenplay. You start reading it and you're involved from the minute you start. By the end you're really taken by it," Clooney said in a statement.

With 5 Golden Globe nominations already as well as being chosen as the best film of 2011 by Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The Descendants is expected to do well at major film awards this year, starting with the approaching Oscars inFebruary.

"George is right for the part and he's a terrific actor. He is a real pro and I couldn't be more positive about him. He has spent most of his adult life on a film or TV set and he
just loves it; that's where he feels very comfortable and it shows. He is so at home," the director said about his leading man.

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