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On Writing 'Dune' with Eric Roth
November 23, 2022 · 38 min

This week on On Story we welcome screenwriter Eric Roth as he talks about about his process of adapting stories from beloved properties.


Eric Roth is a producer and writer, best known for penning the screenplays for 2021’s Dune, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the Academy Award® winning adaptation, Forrest Gump. 

Dune, tells a sci-fi driven hero’s journey of a young man traveling to the most dangerous planet to save his family’s future. The film took home 6 Oscars during the 2022 Academy Awards. Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt, follows the heart-wrenching story of a man living his life in reverse. The critically acclaimed film Forrest Gump, adapted from the Winston Groom novel of the same name, and which starred Tom Hanks, itself won 6 Oscars and became the top- grossing film in America during its theatrical run.


Clips of Forrest Gump courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Clips of Dune courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment

Clips of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button courtesy of Paramount Pictures

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