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J. Mills Goodloe (born November 15, 1956) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director and actor.[1]

J. Mills Goodloe
Born (1956-11-15) November 15, 1956 (age 62)
Alma materSouthern Methodist University


Personal lifeEdit

Goodloe grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida[2] and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Early careerEdit

He began his career at Warner Brothers working for director Richard Donner [2] whose credits include Superman, The Omen, Scrooged and the Lethal Weapon series.[3] Goodloe was employed as Donner's assistant from 1992 to 1995 on films such as Lethal Weapon 3 and Maverick.[1] In 1996, Goodloe was promoted to president of Donner Productions. Over the next four years, Goodloe produced Assassins, starring Sylvester Stallone and Julianne Moore, Conspiracy Theory starring Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts, and the final installment of the Lethal Weapon series starring Gibson, Danny Glover and Chris Rock.[1] In 2001, Goodloe exited Donner Productions to write and direct A Gentleman's Game starring Gary Sinise, Dylan Baker and Philip Baker Hall.[1] The film was nominated for an ESPY in the category of Best Sports Film.[4]


Goodloe wrote the adaptation for the John Grisham novel Bleachers for Revolution Studios.[5] Goodloe also co-wrote the screenplay for the sports film Pride, released theatrically in 2007 by Lionsgate and starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac.[6][7]

In August 2008, Goodloe was hired by Phoenix Pictures to adapt John Grisham's New York Times bestselling novel Playing for Pizza.[8]

In October 2014, Relativity Media released Goodloe's adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel The Best of Me, starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden.[9]

In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Sony Pictures hired Goodloe to write the screenplay for Christian the Lion with Neal H. Moritz's Original Film producing.[10]

On April 24, 2015, Lionsgate released The Age of Adaline, an original Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz screenplay,[11] starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Michiel Huisman.[12]

Goodloe adapted the New York Times bestselling novel Everything, Everything for MGM studios.[13] The film began principal photography in August 2016. Starring Nick Robinson and Amandla Stenberg,[14] Warner Bros. released the film nationwide on May 19, 2017.

In August 2015, StudioCanal bought an original action-thriller pitch, Sana, from Goodloe. Sana, a drone-focused story follows an Air Force major whose entire squadron has been poisoned by a jihadist infiltrator.[11]

Goodloe co-wrote the screenplay for the film The Mountain Between Us, with Chris Weitz. Starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, the romance drama was directed by Academy Award-nominated Hany Abu-Assad, and was released on October 6, 2017, by Fox.[15]

In August 2016, Paramount Pictures announced it had engaged Goodloe to adapt the New York Times bestselling novel Anatomy of A Misfit, which will be produced by Rogue One producer Allison Shearmur.[16]

In 2018, Lionsgate announced that Goodloe was hired to adapt How the Girl Guides Won the War for La La Land producer Marc Platt.[17]



  1. ^ a b c d "J Mills Goodloe". IMDB. Retrieved 20 April 2007.
  2. ^ a b Scarvey, Katie. "Time Out". Salisbury Post. Retrieved 29 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Richard Donner". IMDB. Retrieved 24 Aug 2016.
  4. ^ Jones, Bryan (30 April 2005). "ESPY Awards Best Sports Movie Nominees and Winners". Sports Spectator. Open Publishing. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Revolution Studios does John Grisham's Bleachers". Movieweb. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  6. ^ Swimming World: "Get Out The Vote for Swimmers Nominated for ESPY Awards" June 26, 2007
  7. ^ LA Times: by Saeed Adyani March 23, 2007
  8. ^ Luce, Patrick. "Movie News". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 6 Aug 2008.
  9. ^ "The Best of Me (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (October 25, 2013). "Christian the Lion' Snags Up-and-Coming Scribe (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  11. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca (28 August 2015). "StudioCanal Buys Action-Thriller Pitch 'Sana' From 'Age of Adaline' Screenwriter (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  12. ^ BTL News: "J. Mills Goodloe Spends Years Making The Age Of Adaline" by Scott Essman May 8, 2015
  14. ^ Variety: "Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson Star in ‘Everything Everything" by Dave McNary August 24, 2016
  15. ^ Variety: "Kate Winslet in Talks to Star Opposite Idris Elba in ‘Mountain Between Us’" by Dave McNary July 20, 2016
  16. ^ Deadline: "J. Mills Goodloe To Adapt ‘Anatomy Of A Misfit’ For Paramount" by Patrick Hipes July 26, 2016
  17. ^ Busch, Anita (2018-03-13). "Lionsgate Options 'Girl Guides' Book For Producer Marc Platt & Walden Media; Screenwriter Hired To Adapt". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-03-14.

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