The Dying Gaul


Based on the play of the same name, The Dying Gaul is a tale of lust, power, corruption, betrayal and revenge set in the seductive world of the Hollywood elite, as a screenwriter (Scott) gets involved in a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband to chilling results.

Craig Lucas Makes His Debut On ‘The Dying Gaul’

Writing a screen play for the stage and writing for film are two completely different things. There's restrictions with both, and advantages to either.

That's what Craig Lucas did with his play The Dying Gaul. He took it to the big screen in the feature film starring Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, and Campbell Scott in a fatal love triangle.

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Patricia Clarkson Talks ‘The Dying Gaul’

Have you ever been uncomfortable at the theater, you wanted to leave, but the movie was so compelling, you had to stay. Well, that's kind of what happened to me when I went to see The Dying Gaul. It's a complicated love triangle, that turns tragic. Don't worry, I'm not giving too much away - you have to figure something out with the title.

I want to say, you should go see this film. Not only for the wonderful performances, but for a very good story. And what a performance turned in by Patricia Clarkson; she plays the wife of Campbell (they also happened to be a real life couple).

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