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The Daily Beast: Surprising Uncredited Writers

M. Night Shyamalan: 'She's All That'

By Kevin Fallon

It’s been a while, but M. Night Shyamalan finally gave us another truly jaw-dropping twist. The celebrated writer of "The Sixth Sense" (and disparaged writer of pretty much all of his other works) earned what may just be the biggest gasp of his career after revealing that he “ghostwrote” the 1998 teen romantic comedy "She’s All That," starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook.

You’re forgiven if you need to a moment to wrap your head around this. The man who brought you “I see dead people,” that hilarious forest creature thing in "The Village," and Will Smith’s worst movie to date also brought you the line “What is this, some sort of dork outreach program?” In the film, Prinze played a jock and Cook a nerd who defy the laws of high-school social hierarchy and fall in love—it’s safe to say Shyamalan improved his ability to write twists you never saw coming when he started penning "The Sixth Sense."

While ’90s nostalgists are reeling from the news of Shyamalan’s seemingly unlikely "She’s All That involvement," uncredited screenwriting is actually more common than you might think, whether someone is ghostwriting an entire film or is brought in to doctor portions of the script. Here are some of the oddest projects that Hollywood’s most celebrated authors have worked on.

(Photos: AP/Miramax)
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