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‘Mass’: Read The Screenplay For Fran Kranz’s Stripped-Bare Story About Forgiveness And Healing

‘Mass’: Read The Screenplay For Fran Kranz’s Stripped-Bare Story About Forgiveness And Healing

Editors note: Deadline’s Read the Screenplay series debuts and celebrates the scripts of films that will be factors in this year’s movie awards race.

Previously best known as an actor with credits including Dollhouse and Cabin in the Woods, Fran Kranz’s transition to screenwriter and director was sparked, after years of being intellectually aware of the horror of school shootings, by an unexpectedly visceral, emotional reaction to the news of the 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Fl. Kranz, then a newly minted father and formerly a target of bullies in high school, had to pull his car off the road after hearing the reports.

Mass is what emerged as he began to explore the feelings that moment dredged to the surface. “I wanted to tell a story about forgiveness, because I wasn’t really sure how capable of it I was in the most difficult circumstances,” Kranz said.

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