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Matt Cook

writer Triple Nine, By Way of Helena, Three Seconds

Matt is a screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films. He adapted Three Seconds based on the international best selling novel by Börge Hellström and Anders Roslund, starring Luke Evans and David Oyelowo. He also wrote/produced By Way of Helena, starring Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth, and Triple Nine starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Normal Reedus, Anthony Mackie, Casey Affleck, and Woody Harrelson. Both By Way of Helena (2010) and Triple Nine (2012) made the top 10 of the Black List. Cook has written for Fox, New Regency, DreamWorks, and Sony. He is currently writing Petrosino for Lionsgate, The Apostle Paul for Hugh Jackman at Warner Bros, and writing/executive producing Matterhorn: A novel of the Vietnam War with director Peter Berg as a mini-series at HBO. A veteran of the war in Iraq, he was raised in the tiny three stoplight town of Castroville, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin.