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Scott Stuber

Scott Stuber

n March 2008, producer Scott Stuber transitioned the company he founded president of production since February 2001, having joined Universal Pictures as senior vice president of production in August 1997. Now, Stuber solely runs Stuber Pictures.

As a producer, Stuber has put together a prolific and varied slate of films that includes tent-pole comedies; star-driven dramas and thrillers; and high-profile books and original scripts by established and visionary writers. Stuber Pictures has development and produc-tion deals with the industry's foremost directors, writers and actors.

Universal recently released the Stuber-produced comedy Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Jason Bateman, and the romantic drama Love Happens, starring Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston.

Slated for a 2010 release is the sci-fi thriller Repo Men, starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker and directed by Miguel Sapochnik; Your Highness, from the comedic team of Danny McBride and Ben Best, directed by David Gordon Green and starring McBride, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Natalie Portman; and Love and Other Drugs, based on Jamie Reidy's book "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman, about the behind-the-scenes look at Pfizer and the launching of its most popular drug. The film is directed by Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond) and stars Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Upcoming projects in various stages of production include the motion picture adaptation of Battleship, based on Hasbro's classic naval combat and directed by Pete Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom); the epic period film 47 Ronin, written by Chris Morgan (Wanted) and starring Keanu Reeves; the film adaptation of the hugely popular EA videogame Army of Two, to be written by Scott Z. Burns (TheBourne Ultimatum, The Informant!);

and Moby Dick, a reimagining of the Herman Melville whale tale that Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) will direct.

Stuber's first production under the Stuber/Parent banner was summer 2006's breakout comedy hit You, Me and Dupree, starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon. Summer '06 also brought audiences the blockbuster hit The Break-Up, starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston. These two comedies were followed by Pete Berg's critically acclaimed film The Kingdom; the Martin Lawrence comedy Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins; and the David Wain sleeper hit Role Models, starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, which grossed more than $100 million worldwide.

During Stuber's eight years at Universal-five of which he spent co-running production-he was respon-sible for many of the studio's critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including King Kong, Jarhead, A Beautiful Mind, Seabiscuit, Cinderella Man, Munich, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, About a Boy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, 8 Mile, Spy Game, The Family Man, The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, The Mummy franchise, the American Pie fran-chise, The Fast and the Furious franchise, Friday Night Lights, Bring It On and many others. Of the dozens of films Stuber supervised, more than 20 of them have grossed more than $100 million domestically.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.

Scott Stuber Facts

OccupationProducer

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