David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick

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David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick is an American writer of cinema and television.


He began writing plays in the second grade and wrote his first screenplay at age nineteen. Johnson attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography and Cinema. He began his career as a production assistant on Frank Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption, which was filmed on location in Johnson's hometown of Mansfield, Ohio, at the historic Mansfield Reformatory, where Johnson's great-grandfather had been a prison guard. Johnson spent the next five years as Darabont's assistant, using the opportunity to hone his craft as a screenwriter.

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Year Film Credit Notes
2009 Orphan Screenplay by Based on a story by Alex Mace; as David Leslie Johnson
2011 Red Riding Hood Written by As David Leslie Johnson
2012 Wrath of the Titans Screenplay by, story by Co-wrote screenplay with Dan Mazeau, co-wrote story with Dan Mazeau & Greg Berlanti; as David Leslie Johnson
2016 The Conjuring 2 Screenplay by Co-wrote screenplay with Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes & James Wan based on a story by Chad & Carey Hayes & James Wan; as David Leslie Johnson
2018 Aquaman Screenplay by Co-wrote screenplay with Will Beall based on a story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall
TBA The Conjuring 3 Written by



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