Matthew Michael Carnahan

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Matthew Michael Carnahan (sometimes identified as Matt Carnahan) is an American screenwriter who wrote the feature film The Kingdom (2007), and the film adaptation of the hit BBC television drama serial State of Play. Carnahan also wrote the screenplay for Lions for Lambs for United Artists.[1] He is also the brother of Joe Carnahan, who wrote and directed Narc, Smokin' Aces and The A-Team.

Critical reaction to Carnahan's work has been mixed. Based on 17 reviews, The Kingdom averaged a 55 on Metacritic.[2] Rotten Tomatoes lists the film with 53% of critics giving the film positive reviews, based on 120 reviews. Lions for Lambs received generally negative to mixed reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 27% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 133 reviews.[3] On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 47 out of 100, based on 33 reviews.[4]

In May 2008, he sold an as-yet untitled film script known simply as "Untitled Matt Carnahan Crime Project"[5] to Mandate Pictures.[6]

He worked on the screenplay for the 2013 zombie movie World War Z.[7]

He is currently writing the screenplay for the film adaptation of Nemesis with his brother Joe Carnahan.[8][9]



  1. ^ "United Artists' "Lions for Lambs" to Be Released Worldwide by MGM" (Press release). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. February 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Kingdom, The (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2007-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Lions for Lambs - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Lions for Lambs (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  5. ^ Untitled Matt Carnahan Crime Project at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ "Mandate buys Carnahan crime drama". Hollywood Reporter. May 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
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  8. ^ Phegley, Kiel (January 12, 2012). "MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Spinning Off "Nemesis 2" & "Hit-Girl"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (October 4, 2013). "Mark Millar Raving Over Carnahan Clan Adaptation Of ‘Nemesis’". Deadline. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

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