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Filmed version of novel can "feel insane": Author Nick Hornby

Published on Feb 11, 2014 6:01 AM
 
Seeing a filmed version of one of your novels can "feel insane", British author Nick Hornby said on Monday at the Berlin film festival. -- FILE PHOTO: SIGRID ESTRADA

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Seeing a filmed version of one of your novels can "feel insane", British author Nick Hornby said on Monday at the Berlin film festival where the movie based on his anti-suicide-pact book A Long Way Down had a special screening.

The film stars Pierce Brosnan, Imogene Poots, Toni Collette and Aaron Paul as four people who meet by chance on New Year's Eve on a rooftop where they have all planned to commit suicide.

They make a pact to try to keep each other alive in what has been described a "genial farce" which is due to be released in cinemas next month.

Hornby, several of whose books, including High Fidelity and About A Boy have been made into films, said it was always startling to work on a film project for years and then see the final result.

 
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