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Ronson 'never nervous about Goats movie'

By and Philippa Warr
Ronson 'never nervous about Goats movie'

WENN

The Men Who Stare At Goats author Jon Ronson has said that he was never nervous about his book becoming a film.

The journalist's account of a team of psychic spies working for the US government has been adapted for film with George Clooney, Ewan McGregor and Kevin Spacey heading up the cast. Ronson admitted at the movie's London Film Festival press conference that he chose not to interfere with the movie after taking advice from a fellow author.

"No, just when I was selling [the book to Hollywood] Nick Hornby said don't interfere because they know how to make films and we don't," he explained. "I didn't interfere and I read Peter Straughan's script and I thought Peter's script was completely brilliant.

"When I heard Grant [Heslov] and George were making that was obviously incredibly exciting. I was never nervous at all. I watched it as an audience member and really loved it."

Clooney reiterated Ronson's praise for the script, adding: "It had such a unique tone and I thought Peter just nailed the script. This is a script that's been around town for a while and all of us had been aware of it for a bit. We were all anxious to get our hands on it and see if there was a way we could do it and Grant had the right ideas."

> Trailer: The Men Who Stare At Goats

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