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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Paul Haggis HollywoodNewsWire.net  "In the Valley of Elah"  photo
In the Valley of Elah
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Aug 25, 2007
Paul Haggis - In the Valley of Elah

Q1: Can you talk about the genesis of this project?
PH: Larry Becsey was my agent for a long time and we decided just as 'Crash' was finishing up that we needed to move to a big agency so he became my manager and we moved over to CAA. I really liked the folks over there and so I went to meet with the literary department and I said "Look through your files. Look through all the things you've got. Look through your short stories and your fiction pieces and your true stories for anything in your heart you know will never be made and bring that to me. And that's what they did. They brought me 5 or 6 things. This was like the sixth and I read it and went "Wow!" This was the end of 2003, the beginning of 2004, sometime around then. I took it to my movie agents and they read it and they said "Oh, no one's going to make this, Paul." You just remember that at that time, 3 or 4 years ago, we're still driving around here with flags in our cars in Santa Moni...

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