“There’s a lot of movie talk,” screenwriter Dan Gilroy says of his film family. Gilroy’s not only the writer on The Bourne Legacy that he co-wrote with his brother, Tony Gilroy – who also wrote the first three films in the series and directed this one — but he’s the husband of actress Rene Russo and son of Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy.
That’s got to be some Thanksgiving at the Gilroy house! And Gilroy confesses, they don’t really talk about anything else. But they all seem to love it that way.
This is the first time in several years that Dan and Tony Gilory have had the chance to write together on a script, although the two started out as screenwriting partners. A lot has changed since then, each moving on with a solo career. Dan’s credits include Real Steel, the TV series City of Light, The Fall and Two for the Money, among other titles. Tony’s credits include the Bourneseries, Michael Clayton, Armageddon, The Devil’s Advocate and Dolores Claiborne, to name a few.
ScreenwritingU sat down with Dan to discuss his prolific family, his long list of credits but to also see if we could eek out a couple of secrets from his new movie that comes out August 10.