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As the first and only African American to win an Oscar for writing—which he did for the searing drama Precious—Geoffrey S. Fletcher has more than a little cred when it comes to storytelling. So, naturally, we were curious to learn how he came to pen (and direct) Violet & Daisy, which tells the story of two teenage girls, played by Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan, who happen to be assassins. “I’ve always loved the crime genre and coming-of-age stories. So I thought, blending them while following the adventures of these two young women in the underworld would create a lot of possibilities,” he tells Cinema Royale host Travis Hopson. “Strange as it may sound, what this movie is really about is friendship, love, forgiveness, redemption, celebrity fixation and materialism.”
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