Akiva Goldsman And The Da Vinci Code

Posted on May 16, 2006

There is lots of focus on Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman's screenplay for The Da Vinci Code. Goldsman won his Oscar for writing A Beautiful Mind which starred Russell Crowe as the brilliant John Nash. Goldsman wasn't prepared for the incredible controversy that has surrounded the film.

The L.A. Times reports that Goldsman was "startled" when he learned that Vatican cardinals had condemned the movie.

Goldsman told the Times, "Then I was concerned and then I realized that the Vatican doesn't like condoms either, and a lot of people buy those. I'm the guy who wrote the screenplay that every single person has read the book of. That's a lot of people going, 'Let me tell what I imagined."

The Da Vinci Code opens in nationwide release Friday, May 19, 2006, after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. We can't wait to see it!

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