FADE IN:EXT. JENNINGS ESTATE, THE POOL - DAYThere’s a party in the back of a sprawling mansion. Peoplescattered about talking and drinking.MERRICK JENNINGS (17), strikingly handsome, stares into thepool while his reflection ripples across the surface of the water. His father and publicist, RICHARD JENNINGS (40) comesup from behind with a drink in his hand.RICHARDGod, Merrick. Could you
look anymore miserable?Richard sits next to Merrick and sticks his legs in the pool.MERRICKI dunno, I guess we’ll see.Richard gets in the water. GRACE MARTIN (50) comes up behindMerrick. Grace is Richard’s live-in girlfriend that he stillhasn't married. She yells at Richard.GRACERichard, is the water too cold?RICHARDDefine too cold.GRACE(whispers to Merrick)Is there shrinkage?Merrick laughs. Grace circles around and sits next toMerrick, placing her feet in the pool.GRACE (CONT'D)(to Merrick)Not too bad. You gettin’ indarlin’?MERRICKMaybe later, Grace.GRACESo, have you decided on the script?Your father is bugging me about it.MERRICK(annoyed)I’m sure he is.