Synopses & Reviews
Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) has always been a teller of tall tales about his magical life as a young man (played by Ewan McGregor), when his wanderlust led him from a small town in Alabama to implausible experiences in exotic locales far and wide. Blooms mythic exploits dart from the delightful to the delirious as he weaves epic tales about giants, blizzards, a witch, and conjoined-twin lounge singers.
Bloom charms everyone he encounters except for his estranged son Will (Billy Crudup). When his mother Sandra (Jessica Lange) tries to reunite them, Will must learn how to separate fact from fiction as he comes to terms with his fathers great feats and great failings.
In addition to the complete screenplay, this Newmarket Shooting Script book includes a foreword by Daniel Wallace, an introduction by John August, a special color photo insert capturing the films vivid visuals, production notes, and complete cast and crew credits.
The script for Big Fish moved me to tears every time I read it. (Richard D. Zanuck, producer)
About the Author
John August wrote and co-produced the critically acclaimed Go, which debuted at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. He holds co-writing credits on the two Charlie's Angels movies and Titan A.E. He writes a weekly screenwriting column in "Ask a Filmmaker" on IMDb.com.