Meet Joe Black
Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American romantic fantasy film directed and produced by Martin Brest, and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani. The screenplay by Bo Goldman, Kevin Wade, Ron Osborn and Jeff Reno is loosely based on the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday.
Billionaire media mogul Bill Parrish is considering a merger between his company and another media giant and is about to celebrate his 65th birthday with an elaborate party planned by his elder daughter, Allison. His younger daughter, Susan, a resident in internal medicine, is in a relationship with one of Bill's board members, Drew. She is considering marriage, but Bill can tell that she is not passionately in love. When she asks for the short version of his impassioned speech, he simply says, "Stay open. Who knows? Lightning could strike!" When their company helicopter lands, he begins to hear a mysterious voice, which he tries with increasing difficulty to ignore.
|author||Bo Goldman Kevin Wade|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||Joe Hutshing Michael Tronick|
|keywords||billionaire business deal claim coffee shop death internal medicine internal revenue service lightning media mogul merger mergers and acquisitions residency resident strange behavior struggle true identity true love unexplained young man|
|productionCompany||City Light Films|
|theme||romantic drama romantic fantasy|