The dramatic real story behind
"I feel like in terms of historical norms, we probably fall right in the middle of the curve," Affleck told the audience at the Envelope Screening Series. "The only piece of manufactured drama is the mini chase at the end."
Affleck, who also starred in the film as
Screenwriter Chris Terrio "delivered the best first draft of a script I'd ever read," Heslov told the audience.
Clooney backed him up, revealing a bit of behind-the-scenes reality. "It's sort of surprising when you get into the development phase of a film," Clooney said. "You can hire a very expensive writer for a couple of million dollars and the first draft comes in and you think, 'Who the hell wrote this? It's terrible!'"
"I don't get paid a couple million dollars," Terrio managed to remind Clooney.