‘American Sniper’ Scribe Jason Hall Inks Overall Writing Deal With Amazon MGM Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon MGM Studios has closed a multiyear overall writing deal with Oscar-nominated American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall.

Under the pact, Hall will write projects for the studio, which will also have a first look on all original ideas he conceives.

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Hall most recently wrote and executive produced Gran Turismo for Columbia Pictures which grossed over $122M at the worldwide box office. Prior to that, he wrote and directed Thank You for Your Service for Universal Pictures and wrote and executive produced Warner Bros.’ American Sniper, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay. That movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, wound up becoming the highest grossing film in the director/star’s near 70 years working career with over $547M worldwide. Hall also received the WGA Adapted Screenplay nomination for American Sniper. That movie was based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

Prior to his screenwriting career, Hall worked as an actor on such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The District, Without a Trace and CSI: Miami.

“Jason Hall is a multifaceted force, with a track record of creating critically acclaimed, compelling stories with a strong narrative voice,” said Julie Rapaport, Head of Film, Production and Development at Amazon MGM Studios. “He’s an incredible creative partner and we look forward to many more collaborations.”

“I am thrilled to collaborate with Amazon MGM Studios,” said Hall. “Courtenay, Julie, and the entire team are a joy to work with and share my commitment to bold and dynamic storytelling. I look forward to building upon the great work we’ve been doing together.”

Hall is represented by UTA, Range Media Partners, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

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