Hollywood screenwriter Christopher Hampton has launched a scathing attack on director Oliver Stone. The Dangerous Liaisons writer briefly worked with the Alexander director on a potential film and recalls the experience as unenjoyable. Hampton says, "I was hired by Warner Bros to write a screenplay on the Vietnam book A BRIGHT AND SHINING LIE. They bought in Oliver Stone to direct which I wasn't happy about. "I had lots of meetings with him and tried to work along the line he was indicating, with not a lot of success. "He kept having these utterly inappropriate ideas. In the end, it never got made."