This new batch of images and official synopsis has hit the web  for ‘The Words,’ the directorial debut of writers Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal (TRON: Legacy). The dramatic thriller centers on “a writer (Bradley Cooper) who at the peak of his literary success, discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s (Jeremy Irons) work.” The film boasts an impressive cast in Cooper, Irons, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, and JK Simmons. Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal also wrote the script, which went through the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and appeared on the Black List – the annual list of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays. ‘The Words’ will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 19th to the 29th.

Rory Jansen, a struggling writer, aspires to be the next great literary voice. When he discovers a lost manuscript in a weathered attaché case, he realizes he possesses something extraordinary that he desperately wishes he had created. Rory decides to pass the work off as his own and finally receives the recognition he desperately craves. However, he soon learns that living with his choice will not be as easy as he thought as he faces a moral dilemma that will make him take a hard look at the man he has become.

In their directorial debut, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal have crafted a subtle tale that examines how overwhelming desire can lead to unforeseen and unwanted consequences. Bolstered by a strong cast, led by Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons, The Words adeptly assembles multiple narratives that reveal how one man’s lost legacy holds the life of another man captive.