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Rhett Reese

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Rhett Reese
Reese at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, producer
Years active1992–present
(m. 2016)

Rhett Reese is an American screenwriter. His early credits included Clifford's Really Big Movie and Cruel Intentions 3. He has collaborated with Paul Wernick, writing the films Zombieland, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Life, as well as Deadpool, Deadpool 2 and Deadpool & Wolverine. Together they also created the reality series The Joe Schmo Show.

Early life


Reese grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and one of his high school friends was the brother of Paul Wernick. Years later, as a budding screenwriter, Reese met Wernick again as he worked as a television producer, and one of Wernick's jobs, Big Brother 2, inspired both to do their own take on reality shows, The Joe Schmo Show. [3][4]

Personal life


Reese lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress, writer and producer Chelsey Crisp.[1]




Year Title Writer Executive
2000 Dinosaur Yes[a] No Ralph Zondag
Eric Leighton
2001 Monsters, Inc. Yes[a] No Pete Docter
2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie Yes No Robert Ramirez
Cruel Intentions 3 Yes No Scott Ziehl
2005 Tarzan II Yes No Brian Smith
2009 Zombieland Yes Yes Ruben Fleischer
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Yes No Jon M. Chu
2016 Deadpool Yes Yes Tim Miller
2017 Life Yes No Daniel Espinosa
2018 Deadpool 2 Yes Yes David Leitch
2019 6 Underground Yes Yes Michael Bay
Zombieland: Double Tap Yes Yes Ruben Fleischer
2022 Spiderhead Yes No Joseph Kosinski
2023 Ghosted Yes No Dexter Fletcher
2024 Deadpool & Wolverine Yes Yes Shawn Levy
  1. ^ a b Additional story materials


Year Title Writer Producer Creator
2005 Invasion Iowa Yes No Yes
2003-2004, 2013 The Joe Schmo Show Yes Yes Yes
2019 Wayne Yes Executive No
2023 Twisted Metal Yes Yes Yes


  1. ^ a b "Bio". Chelsey Crisp. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Chelsey Crisp on Instagram: "I'm a goner ❤️"".
  3. ^ Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick: From High School to Deadpool
  4. ^ Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (DEADPOOL)