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[on producer Kirk Kerkorian
] I never met the guy. He was ill by the time I came on board [for The Promise
(2016)]. The production company, Survival Pictures, had a script already, which I adapted. They were very positive about the fact I didn't have any connection to the Armenian community. That I came from a neutral perspective was a plus to them. 
Did not start writing until he was in his late twenties.