Will Gluck is an American film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for comedy films.
Life and career
Gluck is the son of American academic and Japanologist Carol Gluck and architect Peter L. Gluck. He began his career writing for The John Larroquette Show and then he went on to write and produce for shows like Grosse Pointe, Luis and Andy Richter Controls the Universe. He co-created and produced the Fox series The Loop with Pam Brady. He then became a feature director and his first effort was the film Fired Up which was released on February 20, 2009. His next film was 2010's Easy A, starring Emma Stone, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow, and Penn Badgley among others, which he also rewrote and produced. It grossed over $80 million worldwide and was nominated for a People's Choice Award, Golden Globe Award (for Emma Stone), Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy (which it won), GLAAD award, A.C.E. award, among others.
His project Friends with Benefits was released on July 22, 2011 and stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. The ensemble cast includes Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman, Richard Jenkins Patricia Clarkson and Emma Stone. The film went on to gross over $155 million worldwide and was nominated for a People's Choice Award (for Mila Kunis) as well as a nomination for Best Comedy Film.
Gluck signed a two-year film and television production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment encompassing Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, and Sony Pictures Television. He directed the remake Annie (2014), filmed in New York City. It starred Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, and Bobby Cannavale. It was produced by Gluck, Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Jay-Z.
Gluck is expected to re-write and direct the drama film, How To Disappear Completely, adapted by Ed Solomon from the 2007 Swiss film, Vitus. He also signed to direct and produce Secretaries Day.
- 16th Critics' Choice Awards Best Comedy, Easy A
- 37th People's Choice Awards 2011 People's Choice Awards Favorite Comedy, Nominee, Easy A
- 2011 Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie, Easy A
- 2011 The Comedy Awards Best Comedy Director, Nominee, Easy A
- 2011 The Comedy Awards Best Comedy Film, Nominee, Easy A
- 2012 People's Choice Awards Favorite Comedy, Nominee, Friends with Benefits
- 2013 Critics' Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series, The Michael J. Fox Show
- 72nd Golden Globe Awards, Best Original Song, Nominee (With Sia and Greg Kurstin), "Opportunity" Annie