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Will Gluck

writer/director Friends with Benefits, Easy A, Annie; co-creator The Michael J. Fox Show

Will Gluck is a filmmaker with a uniquely authentic voice and an aim to create projects that reflect popular culture and captivate audiences.  Gluck has made a name for himself as a great comedic filmmaker who brings heart and a down-to-earth quality to all of his endeavors.

Gluck most recently released the modern-day reimagining of ANNIE, which he directed and co-wrote for Columbia Pictures. The film stars Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role alongside Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, and Cameron Diaz. Gluck received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for “Opportunity” from the film, shared with Greg Kurstin and Sia.  He also recently extended his Olive Bridge Entertainment banner’s development and production deal for both film and television with Sony Pictures.  The company has the animated MOONBEAM CITY airing on Comedy Central and is in production on the pilot “Encore” for ABC in addition to numerous projects in development for both network and cable, including a series based on DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE by Holly Madison, and one on the life and crime of D.B. Cooper. In 2013, Gluck co-created and directed the critically acclaimed THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW for NBC.

Gluck is currently prepping to direct the live action/animated hybrid PETER RABBIT, which he co-wrote and will produce with Animal Logic, the company behind BABE and THE LEGO MOVIES. He is also developing the crime-romance SOLITAIRE at Columbia Pictures; as well as the dark comedy JACKPOT with Mila Kunis and Bryan Cranston attached to star. Additionally, he is lined up to direct and produce the D.B. Cooper-inspired SKYJACK for CBS Films and ANOTHER MOTHER with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for New Line.

Gluck released FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS in the summer of 2011 for Sony/Screen Gems, starring Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Clarkson, and Richard Jenkins which grossed over $155 million worldwide. His second feature, EASY A, released in September 2010 was a massive critical and financial success winning “Best Comedy Movie” at the Critics Choice Awards. Gluck made his feature directorial debut with 2009’s darkly funny FIRED UP. In addition to his directing credits, Gluck previously produced ABOUT LAST NIGHT for Sony Screen Gems in 2014 

Gluck lives in Los Angeles with his family.