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