David Guggenheim

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David Guggenheim is an American screenwriter, producer, and novelist, best known for writing the 2012 films Safe House and Stolen, as well as creating and writing for the 2016 television series Designated Survivor.[1] In 2013, the film rights to a suspense novel published by Little, Brown and Company that Guggenheim co-wrote with Nicholas Mennuti entitled Weaponized, were purchased by Bluegrass Films and Guggenheim was attached as screenwriter.[2] He also worked on the screenplays for the upcoming films Bad Boys for Life,[3] Uncharted,[4] and Narco Sub.[5]

His older brothers are screenwriters Marc Guggenheim and Eric Guggenheim.[6] Their family is Jewish.

In 2019, Guggenheim joined other WGA writers in firing their agents as part of the WGA's stand against the ATA and the unfair practice of packaging.[7]


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 14, 2015). "ABC Orders 'Designated Survivor' Series Starring Kiefer Sutherland From David Guggenheim, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  2. ^ Fleming, Mike J. (July 16, 2013). "Universal And Scott Stuber Acquire 'Weaponized'; 'Safe House' Scribe David Guggenheim Adapting Novel He Co-Wrote". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Simon; Jeffery, Morgan (June 18, 2014). "Jerry Bruckheimer trying to get Michael Bay back for Bad Boys 3". Digital Spy. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  4. ^ Makuch, Eddie (April 16, 2015). "Uncharted Movie Details Revealed in Leaked Sony Emails". GameSpot. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (May 30, 2014). "Antoine Fuqua Attached To Fox Drug Trafficking Thriller 'Narco Sub'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 7, 2016). "The Guggenheim Brothers Offer a Look Inside a TV Writing Family Dynasty". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Writers Share Signed Termination Letters As Mass Firing Of Agents Begins After WGA-ATA Talks Fail". Deadline.

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