Kelly Masterson biography

Kelly Masterson

Playwright, Film writer


Who is Kelly Masterson?

Kelly Masterson is an American screenwriter, playwright and writer who lives in New Jersey. He wrote the screenplay for the film Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, for which he is perhaps best known. Before moving to New York to stage several of his early plays, he studied Theology at the University of California, Davis. In describing his script for Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, he has said:

He had tried to get the script made seven years before director Sidney Lumet agreed to direct it.

Masterson's play "Edith" about Woodrow and Edith Wilson premiered at Berkshire Theater Festival in 2012.

Masterson collaborated with Korean Director Bong Joon-ho on Snowpiercer. The film stars Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and Ed Harris. It will be released in 2013.

Masterson is currently working on a television pilot of USA Network and a television movie slated for November 2013 on National Geographic.


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  • 켈리 마스터슨
  • United States of America
  • University of California, Davis

on July 23, 2013

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