Greg Kinnear: Windshield Wiper Inventor?

Some people are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them, and then therea€™s perhaps the greatest man of all a€" Robert Kearns a€" who invented the intermittent windshield wiper. Ita€™s the kind of greatness thata€™s now destined for the big screen, revealed Lauren Graham, who told MTV News that shea€™s set to star in Kearnsa€™ life story alongside Oscar-nominee Greg Kinnear.

a€oeIta€™s going to be a great movie for [Greg],a€A Graham declared.

The flick, which is tentatively titled a€oeFlash of Geniusa€A centers on Kearnsa€™ David vs. Goliath fight against American automakers over the use of his innovative design, Graham said.

a€oeHe felt his patent was infringed and he spent his life, not just trying to get money, but also fighting for the rights of inventors and patent rights,a€A Graham divulged of the filma€™s plot. a€oeIt is a small, beautiful story of this one man taking on these big companies.a€A The inventor won multi-million dollar judgments against Ford and Chrysler in 1978 and 1982. He died in 2005 at the age of 77.

While she was psyched for the film, and for Greg, Graham was downright melancholy when asked about the character shea€™s set to play. a€oeIa€™m just playing peoplea€™s wives really,a€A Graham said, fresh from playing Steve Carella€™s wife in a€oeEvan Almightya€A a€oeIa€™m just doing the world tour. The Wife World Tour.a€A

Sounds kinda clever. Could a€oeFlash of Geniusa€A be next yeara€™s a€oeLittle Miss Sunshinea€A? via

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Posted: January 25th, 2008
at 1:23pm by Koookiecrumbles


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