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A.FRAME: Screenwriter David Magee on Adapting 'A Man Called Otto' and 'The Little Mermaid'

David Magee has made a career of externalizing the very internal journeys of some of literatures most celebrated characters. The screenwriter is a two-time Oscar nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay with 2004's Finding Neverland and 2012's Life of Pi, as well as the writer behind such big screen adaptations as Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) and Mary Poppins Returns (2018).

Now, he is getting into the heads of three very different characters: An aristocrat who strikes up a torrid affair, a grumpy old man rediscovering human connection, and a young mermaid who dreams of being part of your world.


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