Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton
Spike Jonze (Director), Charlie Kaufman (Screenplay), Donald Kaufman (Screenplay)
Released: Dec. 6th, 2002
Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes
A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
But then a funny, but not humorous, thing happens: The film talks about what not to do in a screen play, Cage's character says he wants to do a screen adaptation that does not have car chases and guns and typically Hollywood crap.
The film follows screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (played in-universe by Nicolas Cage) as he gets to work on his follow-up to Being John Malkovich, which is an adaptation of the non-fiction book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean (played in-universe by Meryl Streep).