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Matt Cook is a screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films and television. His work includes By Way of HelenaTriple Nine, and Patriot‘s Day (currently filming). Both By Way of Helena (now The Duel) (2010) and Triple Nine (2012) made the top 10 of The Black List.

Cook broke into the industry in 2009 and has since written for Warner Bros, Fox, New Regency, DreamWorks, Sony, and CBS Films. He is currently developing/writing several projects, including Paul the Apostle (Hugh Jackman,  Matt Damon, Ben Affleck producing) at Warner Bros, writing/executive producing Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War with director Peter Berg as a mini-series at HBO, and co-writing/executive producing a futuristic political drama with Ed Burns (co-creator of the Wire) for Studio 8.

Cook served two combat tours in Iraq with the prestigious 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasans) and has written several articles for Texas Monthly about his experiences. He also served as a correspondent in Afghanistan in 2012. Cook was raised in the tiny three stoplight town of Castroville, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin.

 

MATT COOK

Founder of Hazard Pay Productions

 

ABOUT 

Matt Cook is a screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films and television. His work includes The Duel, Triple Nine, Patriot‘s Day, and the upcoming films The Informer (released in theatres in August) and Angel Has Fallen. Both The Duel (previously known as By Way of Helena, 2010) and Triple Nine (2012) made the top 10 of The Black List.

Cook broke into the industry in 2009 and has since written for Warner Bros, Fox, New Regency, DreamWorks, Sony, HBO, Universal, Lionsgate, NBC, and CBS Films. He is currently developing/writing several projects, including The Perfect Horse (Taylor Sheridan directing), American Hero (Alex Gibney directing), writing/executive producing Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War with director Peter Berg as a mini-series at HBO, and co-writing/executive producing a spy-themed drama also at HBO.

Cook served two combat tours in Iraq with the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasans) and has written several articles for Texas Monthly about his experiences. He also served as a correspondent in Afghanistan in 2012. Cook was raised in the tiny three stoplight town of Castroville, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin.