Kumail Nanjiani: Writing ‘The Big Sick’ With Wife Emily V. Gordon “Made Us Closer” — The Contenders

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The Big Sick co-writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon didn’t set out to tell the story of their real-life relationship on film. “I actually was writing it on my own,” Nanjiani said at Deadline’s The Contenders event in Los Angeles. After learning from Nanjiani how Gordon was in a coma during the beginning of their relationship, Judd Apatow suggested it would make a good topic for a film. “I wrote the first draft because he was just like, ‘Write everything down as…