Here is the official screenplay book tie-in to the hitthriller from Warner Bros., starring Academy Award(R)-winnerGeorge Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, and SydneyPollack, and written and directed by Tony Gilroy.Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer"at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A formercriminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach& Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founderMarty Bach (Sydney Pollack). Though burned outand hardly content with his job, his divorce, a failed businessventure, and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricablytied to the firm.
At the agrichemical company U/North, meanwhile, thecareer of in-house counsel Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton)rests on the multimillion-dollar settlement of a class actionsuit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successfulconclusion. But when Kenner Bach's brilliant and guilt-riddenattorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) sabotages theU/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of hiscareer and his life.
This Newmarket Shooting Script(R) Book includes: Exclusive foreword by William GoldmanComplete shooting scriptExclusive Q&A with writer/director Tony Gilroy39 color photographsComplete cast and filmmaker credits