Exclusive video interview: David Arquette on “The Storytelling Life of AJ Fikry” and career highlights


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The new movie The storied life of AJ Fikry, adapted from and based on Gabrielle Zevin’s novel of the same name, tells the story of a disgruntled and recently widowed bookstore owner on a small island who struggles to find meaning in his life. Other great characters in the ensemble include Lambiase, a local cop who finds more excitement in the pages of crime fiction than in his small-town job, and develops a warm friendship with Fikry.

I had the opportunity to talk to David Arquette, who portrays Lambiase, about the appeal of this endearing project and to meet the locals of Cape Cod, where the film was filmed. He also spoke about his experiences as part of the Scream franchise and what he had to learn about horror fans, as well as other notable moments from his extensive and impressive career.

You can watch the video above and read below for an official synopsis and where to watch it.

Movie Summary:

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel, the life of bookstore owner AJ Fikry (Kunal Nayyar) doesn’t turn out the way he expected as he struggles both emotionally and financially. After the tragic death of his wife, he feels lost and abandoned in today’s rapidly evolving world. As he tries to keep his business afloat, he begins to drink away his sorrows, eventually hitting rock bottom when his most prized possession, a set of Edgar Allen Poe poems, is stolen. But when a mysterious package turns up at the bookstore, the unexpected arrival gives Fikry a new life and love bigger than he ever imagined. The film also stars Lucy Hale, Christina Hendricks, Scott Foley and David Arquette.

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The storied life of AJ Fikry is in cinemas now.


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