Will Gluck

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Will Gluck
Gluck at the premiere of Annie in December 2014
Born New York City, New York, U.S.
Education United Nations International School
Cornell University
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter, songwriter, composer

Will Gluck is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, songwriter, and composer.

Life and career[edit]

Gluck is the son of American academic and Japanologist Carol Gluck and architect Peter L. Gluck.[1] He began his career writing for The John Larroquette Show and then he went on to write and produce for shows like Grosse Pointe, Luis and Andy Richter Controls the Universe.[2] He co-created and produced the Fox series The Loop with Pam Brady. He then became a feature director and his first effort was the film Fired Up which was released on February 20, 2009. His next film was 2010's Easy A, starring Emma Stone, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow, and Penn Badgley among others, which he also rewrote and produced. It grossed $75 million worldwide and was nominated for a People's Choice Award, Golden Globe Award (for Emma Stone), Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy (which it won), GLAAD award, A.C.E. award, among others.

His project Friends with Benefits was released on July 22, 2011 and stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. The ensemble cast includes Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman, Richard Jenkins Patricia Clarkson and Emma Stone.[3] The film went on to gross over $149 million worldwide and was nominated for a People's Choice Award (for Mila Kunis) as well as a nomination for Best Comedy Film.[4]

He directed the remake of Annie (2014), filmed in New York City. It starred Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, and Bobby Cannavale. It was produced by Gluck, Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Jay-Z.[4] It grossed over $133 million worldwide.

Gluck is expected to re-write and direct the drama film, How To Disappear Completely, adapted by Ed Solomon from the 2007 Swiss film, Vitus. He also signed to direct and produce Secretaries Day.[5]

He is also attached to direct "Lucky Guy" for Walt Disney.[6]

In June 2015 Gluck and his Olive Bridge Entertainment production company reupped its film and television deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment encompassing Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Television.


Feature films[edit]



  1. ^ http://new.pentagram.com/2014/04/new-work-gluck/
  2. ^ "Variety". Variety. June 3, 2009. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Friends with Benefits". comingsoon.net. August 18, 2010. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Friends with Benefits". Box Office. 
  5. ^ "Drew Pearce Sells Action-Comedy 'Secretaries Day' To Sony For Will Gluck To Produce And Direct". deadline.com. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/easy-a-director-will-gluck-796856

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