Media in the Movies: Will Shortz Doc Wordplay Sold to IFC for Approx. $1 Million

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By Rachel Comment

Shortzcutz.jpgCongratulations Will Shortz — puzzle master, brain-breaker, Soduku author and now movie star! The documentary Wordplay, by director Patrick Creadon about NYT crossword aficionados features puzzle editor Shortz (NPR’s “The Puzzle Master,” which sounds vaguely hot) and covers the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, with sprinklings of crossword minutiae and $1 million worth of fun for the whole family, which is how much IFC paid for it (after a fierce bidding war!).

Personally, I prefer Boggle. I would totally go see the Boggle movie. Also, I might just be the Camp Winnebagoe Boggle champion. Then again, I might not be. Who’s willing to call my bluff?

Crossword guru Will Shortz a fitting star for ‘Wordplay’ documentary [Salt Lake Trib]