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Kelly Masterson

writer Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Snowpiercer
Kelly Masterson is a playwright/screenwriter. He wrote the screenplay for Snowpiercer, a post-apocalyptic thriller, with Korean Director, Bong Joon Ho. It starred Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris and John Hurt. Snowpiercer broke box office records in Korea and earned an Asian Film Awards best screenplay nomination.Kelly’s debut film was Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Maria Tomei and Albert Finney. Kelly received an Independent Sprit Award nomination for his screenplay.Other screenplays include Killing Kennedy (Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin), for which he received WGA and Emmy Award nominations, and Good People (James Franco, Kate Hudson and Tom Wilkinson).Kelly is currently writing a feature for Chartoff Productions (42 Nights to be directed by Steven Shainberg) and Chemical Imbalance (Kill My Wife, Please to be directed by Gavin Wiesen). He is developing two TV series: WGN (Cell 7) and STX (Wizards).Kelly’s plays have been produced Off Broadway and in regional theater including: Edith (2012), Against the Rising Sea (2009), Touch, Armageddon North Dakota, The Word is Out, True Story and Dare Not Speak Its Name. Kelly is a member of Writer’s Guild of America East.