Ned Benson

Ned Benson (born April 3, 1977) is an American filmmaker.

Ned Benson
Born (1977-04-03) April 3, 1977 (age 44)
Alma materColumbia University
OccupationFilmmaker

BiographyEdit

Benson grew up in New York City.[1] He attended Deerfield Academy and graduated from Columbia University in 2001 with a degree in film and English.[2][3][4] Benson had a long-term relationship with Jessica Chastain, but they broke up in 2010.[5]

Chastain asked Benson to work on future projects.[6] After working on The Westerner, Benson made his directorial debut film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. After Chastain asked questions about the background, Benson wrote another script devoted entirely to her perspective.[7] Chastain joined the cast in 2012.[8] It was shot as two films simultaneously. They were premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival under the title The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her [9] Benson later edited the films into one film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It was given a limited release in September 2014 by The Weinstein Company.[10] On January 16, 2019, Benson was confirmed as a screenwriter for the superhero film Black Widow, assuming the position of Jac Schaeffer.[11] He was later replaced in the role by Eric Pearson.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY". USC Cinematic Arts. September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Shanahan, Mark (September 18, 2014). "Director Ned Benson stops at Kendall - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  3. ^ Grigg-Spall, Holly. "NED BENSON". Issue Magazine. Archived from the original on June 16, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Fessier, Bruce (September 12, 2014). "Palm Springs producers help 'Rigby' get to theaters". The Desert Sun. Retrieved September 13, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Yuan, Jada (May 22, 2014). "Jessica Chastain on Cannes, Her Wonderful Facebook Page, and Having to Keep Interstellar Secrets". Vulture. Retrieved September 14, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Barlow, Helen (May 22, 2014). "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Jessica Chastain and Ned Benson interview". Retrieved October 7, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Smith, Nigel M (September 14, 2013). "Jessica Chastain Explains How She Helped Shape TIFF Wonder 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' With Director Ned Benson". Retrieved October 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (February 2, 2012). "Chastain, Edgerton join Myriad films". Retrieved October 7, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her". TIFF. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (September 11, 2013). "Toronto: Weinstein Acquires 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'". Variety. PMC. Retrieved December 20, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Jeff Sneider (February 15, 2019). "Exclusive: Marvel, Scarlett Johansson Tap Ned Benson to Rewrite 'Black Widow' Movie". Collider.
  12. ^ Barnhardt, Adam (14 January 2020). "Thor: Ragnarok Writer Gets Sole Screenwriting Credit on Black Widow". Comicbook. Retrieved 15 January 2020.

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