Jason Keller (playwright)

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Jason Keller
Born (1968-12-12) December 12, 1968 (age 48)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Playwright
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Kristin Dattilo (m. March 12/May 27, 2005-present)
Children Eve Valentine Keller (b. December 4, 2007)
Quinn Loving Keller (b. November 10, 2010)

Jason Keller (born December 12, 1968, Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He has also been credited under the anagram pen name of Arnell Jesko.[1]


Keller began his screenwriting career by writing Marc Forster's film Machine Gun Preacher, which was released by Relativity Media in 2011.[2] Keller has gone on to write Tarsem Singh's film Mirror Mirror, starring Julia Roberts,[3] as well as Mikael Håfström's 2013 action film Escape Plan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.[1] He is also the executive producer of the fifth sequel in the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis.[4]

In 2011, it was announced that Keller would collaborate with director Matt Reeves on the adaptation of the Justin Cronin novel The Passage with Ridley Scott producing.[5] According to Variety, Keller is also developing Go Like Hell with Michael Mann attached to direct, which is based on the book by A.J. Baime about Le Mans auto racing in the 1960s.[6]



  1. ^ a b c Gorber, Jason (October 18, 2013). "Review: ESCAPE PLAN Is Escapist Fun". Twitch Film. 
  2. ^ Newlin, Matthew (June 21, 2011). "Jason Keller Signs On To Write Vampire Pic 'The Passage' For Matt Reeves". IndieWire. 
  3. ^ Ng, Philiana (November 4, 2011). "Relativity's Snow White Movie to Be Called 'Mirror Mirror'". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  4. ^ Grierson, Tim (February 13, 2013). "A Good Day To Die Hard". Screen International. 
  5. ^ Fischer, Russ (June 20, 2011). "Jason Keller Writing 'The Passage' For Director Matt Reeves". /Film. 
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 26, 2011). "Fox, Mann rev up 'Go Like Hell'". Variety. 

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