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Screenwriting legend Leslie Dixon loved working with Bradley Cooper in LIMITLESS, and who wouldn’t…?

“Does the reader want to turn to the next page?” This is the question screenwriter Leslie Dixon asks herself when she sits down to write a script. If you can do that, she says, you’ll be a success. And, Dixon has had more than her fair share of success. She’s written some of the most memorable, heart-warming comedies of the past 20 years — Mrs. DoubtfireThe Heartbreak Kid,Freaky FridayHairsprayJust Like HeavenOverboard and Outrageous Fortuneto name a few.  Her latest film takes a turn in genre and plot. The “passion project,” as she calls it, is the action-thriller Limitless. It’s about a down-and-out writer who takes a pill to make himself infinitely smarter than he could have ever imagined. It stars Bradley Cooper and Robert De NiroScriptsat down with powerhouse screenwriter to find out how she tackled a script with endless possibilities.

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