Justin Marks (writer)

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Justin Marks is an American screenwriter, producer and television showrunner. He is best known for writing Disney's The Jungle Book (2016) and for creating and showrunning the Starz espionage thriller Counterpart (2018).


In July 2013, Marks was hired by Disney to write a live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book.[1] Jon Favreau came on board as director,[2] and the film was released in April 2016, grossing $966 million worldwide.

In 2016, Marks was working on a Jungle Book sequel with Favreau returning as director.[3]

Marks created the Starz science-fiction thriller Counterpart, starring J. K. Simmons. The show was ordered straight-to-series for two 10-episode seasons.[4] The first episode premiered December 10, 2017.



Year Title Credit Notes
2009 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Screenplay by
2016 The Jungle Book Screenplay by
2020 Top Gun: Maverick Screenplay by


Year Show Credit Notes
2013 Rewind Writer, executive producer TV movie
2018 Counterpart Creator, showrunner, executive producer, writer


  1. ^ "Justin Marks To Adapt Live-Action Jungle Book Reboot At Disney". Deadline Hollywood. July 9, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Fleming, Mike, Jr. (November 6, 2013). "Jon Favreau In Talks To Helm New Disney Adaptation Of Kipling's The Jungle Book". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (April 11, 2016). "Jungle Book 2 in the Works With Jon Favreau, Justin Marks (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  4. ^ Patten, Dominic (November 2, 2017). "Starz Sets JK Simmons Starrer Counterpart Premiere For Early 2018; Drops 1st Trailer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 26, 2018.

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