Demons Actor: Brown's a Lousy Writer

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2009 7:25 PM CDT
Ron Howard, left, Tom Hanks, center, and Dan Brown, right, arrive for the world premiere of "Angels & Demons", in Rome, Monday, May 4, 2009.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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(Newser) – It's not the usual fluff you hear from an actor pushing a movie: Stellan Skarsgard of Angels & Demons told Swedish TV that author Dan Brown is a "terribly bad writer," reports AP. The only thing that keeps people hanging on are his end-of-chapter cliffhangers. "It's like eating peanuts at a bar," said Skarsgard, who took his role only after reading Ron Howard's script. "You don't like them, but you keep on eating them anyway."