J. Mills Goodloe
|J. Mills Goodloe|
|Born||November 15, 1966
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Alma mater||Southern Methodist University|
Goodloe grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
He began his career at Warner Brothers working for director Richard Donner  whose credits include Superman, The Omen, Scrooged and the Lethal Weapon series. Goodloe was employed as Donner's assistant from 1992 to 1995 on films such as Lethal Weapon 3 and Maverick. 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. In 2001, Goodloe exited Donner Productions to write and direct A Gentleman's Game starring Gary Sinise, Dylan Baker and Philip Baker Hall. The film was nominated for an ESPY in the category of Best Sports Film.
Goodloe wrote the adaptation for the John Grisham novel Bleachers for Revolution Studios. Goodloe also co-wrote the screenplay for the sports film Pride, released theatrically in 2007 by Lionsgate and starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac.
Goodloe adapted the New York Times bestselling novel Everything, Everything for MGM studios. The film began principal photography in August 2016. Starring Nick Robinson and Amandla Stenberg, 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.
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.
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.
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- J. Mills Goodloe on IMDb