Biography: Kelly Masterson, Screenwriter

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Kelly Masterson is a playwright/screenwriter living in New Jersey. His screenplay “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” was directed by Sidney Lumet and starred Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Ethan Hawke. His screenplay “Snowpiercer,” directed by Bong Joon-ho, is scheduled for release in 2013, starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris and John Hurt. His screenplay “Good People” will be filmed summer of 2013 by director Henrik Ruben Genz and will star James Franco and Kate Hudson. Masterson is currently developing a TV series with the USA Network — “The Legend of Jessie and Jack.” Masterson’s plays have been produced off-Broadway and in regional theatre including: “Edith” (Berkshire Theater Festival, 2012), “Against the Rising Sea” (Queens Theater in the Park, 2009), “Touch,” “Armageddon North Dakota,” “The Word is Out,” “True Story” and “Dare Not Speak Its Name.” Masterson is a member of Writer’s Guild of America East.

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