Daniel Casey (screenwriter)

Daniel Casey (born November 15, 1981) is an American screenwriter best known as the writer of the 2018 film Kin[1][2][3][4] and the 2021 installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, F9.[5]

Daniel Casey
Born (1981-11-15) November 15, 1981 (age 39)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
EducationCollege for Creative Studies (BFA)
American Film Institute (MFA)
Notable worksThe Death of Michael Smith
Years active1999–present

Early lifeEdit

Casey grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan. He graduated from George A. Dondero High School before attending the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan where he earned his BFA in digital cinema and received his MFA in Film Directing from the American Film Institute, where he was the recipient of the Tom Yoda Scholarship Award.[6] Casey with his film Poletown was selected as one of 13 projects to participate in the annual Sundance Institute's June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, held at the Sundance Resort in Utah.[7]


Casey replaced Chris Morgan in writing the screenplay for the latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, F9, which was released on June 25, 2021.[5][8][9]

He has been selected to work on Sony's adaptation of the comic, Incognito, by Ed Brubaker. Fede Álvarez is set to direct.[10]

He is also attached to another comic book adaptation for the big screen from Brubaker, Kill or Be Killed. It will be directed by Chad Stahelski.[11]

J. J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions is producing Casey's script The Heavy for Paramount. The superhero movie is in negotiations with Overlord director Julius Avery to direct.[12]

Blumhouse Productions is rumored to be remaking The Craft. Casey is tied to the project with fellow writer Zoe Lister-Jones. Lister-Jones has also been rumored to direct.[13]

It was announced in July 2021 that he has been selected by the Russo Brothers to write the script for the movie adaptation of the popular anime cartoon Battle of the Planets.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Casey currently resides in Los Angeles, California.[15]



Year Title Director Editor Writer Producer Notes
2003 The Passage Yes Yes Yes Yes
2003 Secrets of Fenville Yes Yes Yes No segment "Happily Married Vigilantes"
2006 The Death of Michael Smith Yes Yes Yes Yes
2008 Dead Man's Hour No No Yes No
2011 Deadheads No No No No credited with 'Special Thanks'
2016 10 Cloverfield Lane No No uncredited No
2018 Kin No No Yes No
2021 F9 No No Yes No


Year Title Director Editor Writer Producer Notes
2012 Dr0ne No No Yes No 1 episode
2013 Chosen No Yes No No 6 episodes

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 B-Movie Film Festival Best Writer The Passage Won
Best B-Movie Nominated
Tambay Film and Video Festival New Filmmaker Award Won
2007 Slamdance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Excellence The Death of Michael Smith Won
Silver Lake Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Award Won


  1. ^ Horwitz, Jane (August 30, 2018). "The cool finale of 'Kin' can't save the clichés that preceded it". Washington Post. washingtonpost.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Kenny, Glenn (August 30, 2018). "Review: In 'Kin,' a Futuristic Weapon and Family Troubles". New York Times. nytimes.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Coyle, Jake (August 29, 2018). "In the Detroit-set 'Kin,' a kid with a very big gun". startribune.com. Associated Press. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (August 30, 2016). "James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Jack Reynor to Star in Sci-Fi Film 'Kin'". Variety. variety.com. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Kit, Borys (May 14, 2018). "'Fast and Furious 9' Lands 'Kin' Writer". Hollywood Reporter. hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Twenty In Their 20s". Crian's Detroit Business. crainsdetroit.com. 2009. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Addicott, Brooks (April 30, 2008). "Sundance Institute Announces 13 Projects for the 2008 June Directors and Screenwriters Labs" (PDF) (Press release). sundance.org: Sundance Institute. Sundance Institute. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 14, 2018). "'Fast and Furious 9' Taps Writer Daniel Casey". Variety. variety.com. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  9. ^ Stefansky, Emma (August 1, 2019). "Everything We Know About 'Fast & Furious 9'". Thrillist. Thrillist.com. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (October 11, 2016). "Sony's 'Incognito' Project Enlists Writer Daniel Casey". Hollywood Reporter. hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Kit, Borys (December 7, 2017). "'John Wick' Director Tackling Ed Brubaker Comic 'Kill or Be Killed'". Hollywood Reporter. hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  12. ^ Kit, Borys (May 3, 2018). "J. J. Abrams, Paramount Plot Superhero Thriller From 'Overlord' Director". Hollywood Reporter. hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  13. ^ Vincent, Brittany (March 25, 2019). "BUCKLE UP, WITCHES: THE CRAFT REBOOT HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN GREENLIT". MTV. MTV.com. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  14. ^ "'F9' Scribe Daniel Casey to Write AGBO's 'Battle of the Planets' Feature – Comic-Con". July 22, 2021.
  15. ^ Drake, Monica (December 21, 2010). "Ferndale man's film to be shown at Detroit festival". Oakland Press. theoaklandpress.com. Retrieved January 25, 2019.

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