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Ehren Kruger

Ehren Kruger

Ehren Kruger has quickly become one of the industry's most sought-after screenwriters. He previously scripted the first The Ring, for director Gore Verbinski, which was one of 2002's biggest surprise hits. Kruger has also written a number of upcoming films that are in different stages of production and development, including: The Brothers Grimm, starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger under the direction of Terry Gilliam, which is due out in November; The Talisman, adapted from the novel by Stephen King and Peter Straub; the thriller The Skeleton Key, for director Iain Softley; the horror film Blood and Chocolate, based on the book by Annette Curtis Klause to be directed by Katja von Garnier; and the science fiction fantasy film John Carter of Mars, based on the book by Edgar Rice Burroughs, to be directed by Kerry Conran.

Raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Kruger attended college at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 1996, he received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' prestigious Nicholl Fellowship-presented through an international competition for new screenwriters-for his screenplay Arlington Road. Three years later, the suspense thriller Arlington Road became a major feature film, starring Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack, and directed by Mark Pellington.

Kruger's subsequent credits include the hit horror sequel Scream 3, directed by Wes Craven and starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox; John Frankenheimer's action thriller Reindeer Games, starring Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise and Charlize Theron; and the sci-fi thriller Impostor, directed by Gary Fleder and starring Gary Sinise.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Ehren Kruger Facts

OccupationScreenwriter
BirthdayOctober 5, 1972 (45)
SignLibra

Selected Filmography

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