“I don’t think we ever thought this movie was going to be made at a studio and at this level,” says screenwriter Jody Lambert from the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills while conducting a one-on-one interview with ScreenwritingU about his new film People Like Us.
And, why is that? Because this film was such a departure from the type of movie the other two screenwriters on this project had already done. Lambert was the third writer on People Like Us, but he wasn’t the first. He was brought on by his college buddies Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
Kurtzman and Orci are a well known writing team, but not one that writes dramas. Their credit list includes Transformers, Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens, Mission: Impossible III and The Legend of Zorro, to name a few.
ScreenwritingU sat down with Lambert to see how People Like Us went from a dream project to a reality with a little help from some friends.