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Carl Ellsworth

writer Red Eye; co-writer Disturbia, The Last House on the Left (2009), Red Dawn (2012)
Louisville, Kentucky native Carl Ellsworth’s television writing credits include episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess.  He broke into writing movies with his original script for the 2005 DreamWorks thriller, Red Eye, starring Rachel McAdams and directed by Wes Craven.  Carl went on to co-write the 2007 hit thriller, Disturbia, starring Shia LaBeouf and the 2009 remake of Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left, a film Stephen King called “the best horror movie of the new century.”  Carl’s other credits include episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the 2012 action movie Red Dawn starring Chris Hemsworth.  Carl is currently writing a new Gremlins movie for Warner Bros. and producers Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg.