A chat with Tony Gilroy: ‘We don’t get many smart big movies’

October 30, 2014

Film Title: The Bourne Legacy


Tony Gilroy made an appearance this week at The Picture House Film Club in Pelham, NY, where we screened “Nightcrawler,” which he produced for his brother Dan Gilroy, who wrote and directed. (Dan’s twin, John, was the editor.)

Gilroy, one of the best screenwriters and directors working (“The Devil’s Advocate,” “Michael Clayton,” “Duplicity”), ended up as the producer on this film after brother Dan showed him the script. He signed on as producer because “you need someone to protect you” as a first-time director, though, as he noted during the Q&A after the film, it’s not a role he would seek out in the future: “I’d rather be protected,” he said with a laugh. We chatted briefly before the Q&A.  (More…)