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Dive Into the Written Works Behind This Year's Best Picture Nominees

The film starring Quvenzhané Wallis stems from Lucy Alibar's one-act play Juicy and Delicious ($10). Her play tells the story of a young child, Hushpuppy, who lives in the South with his dad and has to prepare himself for a life without grown-ups. Lucy cowrote the film version with the movie's director, Benh Zeitlin, and the Beasts of the Southern Wild script expands on her original work.

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