Matthew Michael Carnahan

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Matthew Michael Carnahan
Born Port Huron, Michigan
Other names Matt Carnahan
Occupation Screenwriter, film director
Relatives Joe Carnahan (brother)

Matthew Michael Carnahan (sometimes credited as Matt Carnahan) is an American screenwriter who wrote the feature film The Kingdom (2007), and the film adaptation of the hit BBC television drama serial State of Play. Carnahan also wrote the screenplay for Lions for Lambs for United Artists.[1] His brother is Joe Carnahan, who wrote and directed Narc (2002), Smokin' Aces (2006) and The A-Team (2010).

Made on a $70 million budget, The Kingdom grossed over $86 million at the box office and received mixed reviews. the film adaptation of State of Play, starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, and Rachel McAdams, earned over $87 million on a $60 million budget and received very positive reviews.[citation needed] More recently, he worked on the screenplay for the zombie film World War Z (2013).[2] He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Nemesis with his brother Joe Carnahan.[3][4]



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  1. ^ "United Artists' "Lions for Lambs" to Be Released Worldwide by MGM" (Press release). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. February 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
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  3. ^ Phegley, Kiel (January 12, 2012). "MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Spinning Off "Nemesis 2" & "Hit-Girl"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (October 4, 2013). "Mark Millar Raving Over Carnahan Clan Adaptation of 'Nemesis'". Deadline. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

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