Derek Connolly

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Derek Connolly
Born 1976 (age 40–41)
Miami, Florida, United States
Occupation Screenwriter
Nationality American
Notable works Safety Not Guaranteed
Jurassic World
Years active 2005-present

Derek Connolly (born c. 1976[1]) is an American screenwriter and film producer, mostly known for his collaborations with director Colin Trevorrow on the films Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World, and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.

Connolly was also reported to be working on a remake of the film Flight of the Navigator as well as writing an upcoming Pixar film with Teddy Newton.[2] Connolly was listed on Variety's Ten Screenwriters to Watch in 2012.[3] Connolly rewrote Kong: Skull Island (2017), for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.[4]

Connolly attended Palmetto High School in Miami and NYU Film School.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
2012 Safety Not Guaranteed writer, producer Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
2015 Jurassic World screenplay co-wrote with Colin Trevorrow, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Writing
2016 Monster Trucks screenplay wrote the screenplay based on a story by Matthew Robinson, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
2017 Kong: Skull Island screenplay co-wrote with Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom writer co-wrote with Colin Trevorrow
2019 Star Wars: Episode IX writer co-wrote with Colin Trevorrow


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