Wonder Boys script
Wonder Boys (2000)
Synopsis: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.

GRADY:

(a slight beat)

The more the merrier.

MISS SLOVIAK:

Terry was telling me about you on the plane.

It was ail so interesting.

CRABTREE:

I was explaining to Antonia how a book comes

to be published. What you do as a writer, what

I do as an editor...

GRADY:

I sweat blood for five years and he checks for

spelling.

MISS SLOVIAK:

(indicating Crabtree)

That's exactly what he said.

CRABTREE:

We know each other pretty well.

(to Grady)

So where's Emily?

GRADY:

Emily?

CRABTREE:

Your wife.

GRADY:

Oh. We're picking her up. Downtown.

CRABTREE:

Perfect. Well then, shall we?

GRADY nods, but lingers briefly--studying the

architecture of Miss Sloviak's ankles as she CLICKS off in

her spike heels, arm in arm with Crabtree.

7INT. BAGGAGE CAROUSEL - AIRPORT - MOMENTS LATER

GRADY and Crabtree watch suitcases tumble as Miss Sloviak

sits across the way, inspecting her face in a compact.

CRABTREE:

Do you know how many times I've boarded an

airplane praying someone like her would sit

down beside me? Particularly while I'm on my

way to Pittsburgh.

GRADY:

Lay off Pittsburgh. It's one of the great

cities.

CRABTREE:

If it can produce a Miss Sloviak you'll get no

argument from me.

GRADY:

She's a transvestite.

CRABTREE:

You're stoned.

GRADY:

She's still a transvestite.

CRABTREE:

Mm.

GRADY:

Isn't she?

Crabtree ignores Grady's question, smiling placidly as he

watches the carousel spin.

CRABTREE:

So how's the book?

GRADY stiffens. He had been expecting this, but not so

soon. He tries to act casual.

GRADY:

It's fine. It's done. Basically. I'm just sort

of. ..tinkering with it.

CRABTREE:

Great. I was hoping I could get a look at it

sometime this weekend. Think that might be

possible?

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Steve Kloves

Stephen Keith "Steve" Kloves (born March 18, 1960) is an American screenwriter mainly renowned for his adaptations of novels, especially for the Harry Potter film series and for Wonder Boys. He has also directed two motion pictures. more…

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