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Ronson 'not nervous' over Men Who Stare At Goats film

16th October 2009

Jon Ronson has revealed that seeing his book The Men Who Stare At Goats turned into a film was a relatively easy process.

Speaking at the London Film Festival, the author said hearing that the adaption was being looked after by actor George Clooney and director Grant Heslov meant he was 'never nervous at all'.

'And I saw Peter's [Straughan] script and thought it was completely brilliant,' the 42-year-old added.

Ronson also received advice from fellow writer Nick Hornby when he was selling the film rights, who told him to avoid interfering with the adaptation process.

Keeping a distance from the production helped Ronson when it came to seeing it on the big screen, as he told reporters: 'It's not my film, so it was an easy ride for me - I just enjoyed it as an audience member.'

Reviewing the film version of The Men Who Stare At Goats, The Times described it as an irreverent reminder of the stupidity of war and an enjoyable story of a 'psychic soldier' who is trained in the arts of invisibility and can kill livestock with a single look.

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