Oren Moverman

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Oren Moverman
Oren Moverman 2017.jpg
Moverman in 2017
Born (1966-07-04) July 4, 1966 (age 52)
Alma mater Brooklyn College
Occupation Screenwriter, film director

Oren Moverman (Hebrew: אורן מוברן‎; born July 4, 1966) is an Israeli-American film director, screenwriter, producer, and former journalist based in New York City.

Early life and career[edit]

Moverman was born in Israel, and raised in the city of Givatayim. He has written screenplays for films such as Jesus' Son, Married Life and I'm Not There.[1]

The Messenger, Moverman's first film as a director, co-written with Alessandro Camon and starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson and Samantha Morton, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay award and the Peace Film award at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival in 2009.[2]

Moverman collaborated with Harrelson again in his 2011 second directorial film Rampart, which was co-written with James Ellroy.[3]

Moverman has reportedly been in negotiations with Universal Studios to re-write and direct the studio's planned Kurt Cobain biopic,[4] titled This Is Gonna Suck.[5] Originally scripted by David Benioff, and partially based on the biography Heavier Than Heaven by Charles R. Cross, the film will be executive produced by Courtney Love.[6]

In July 2016 it was announced that Moverman would serve as a producer for the upcoming independent film Wildlife, directed by Paul Dano.[7]

He is a graduate of Brooklyn College.


As screenwriter[edit]

As director[edit]

As producer[edit]


  1. ^ Kramer, Gary (February 7, 2012). "Interview: Oren Moverman". Slant Magazine. 
  2. ^ Knegt, Peter (July 13, 2009). "Oscilloscope Has "The Messenger"". IndieWire. 
  3. ^ Buckwalter, Ian (November 24, 2011). "Movie Review - 'Rampart' - A Dissolute Centurion, On His Last Legs". NPR. 
  4. ^ Campbell, Christopher (February 18, 2010). "Kurt Cobain Biopic To Be Re-Written And Directed By Oscar Nominee Oren Moverman". MTV Movies Blog. 
  5. ^ Davis, Edward (November 18, 2011). "Exclusive: Oren Moverman Says He's Off Deeply "Unconventional" Kurt Cobain Biopic; Says Courtney Love Was Heartbroken". IndieWire. 
  6. ^ Rabin, Nathan (February 18, 2010). "The Messenger's Oren Moverman to co-write, direct Kurt Cobain biopic". The A.V. Club. 
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (29 July 2016). "Paul Dano to Make Directorial Debut With Indie Drama 'Wildlife'". Variety. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 

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