Will Gluck

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Will Gluck
Gluck at the premiere of Annie in December 2014
EducationUnited Nations International School
Cornell University
OccupationDirector, producer, screenwriter, songwriter, composer
Notable work
Fired Up!, Easy A, Friends with Benefits, Annie, Peter Rabbit

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 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 $150 million worldwide [4] and was nominated for a People's Choice Award (for Mila Kunis) as well as a nomination for Best Comedy Film.

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. It grossed over $139 million worldwide.[5]

He co-created, directed, and produced Michael J. Fox's 2013-2014 return to TV. The Michael J. Fox Show launched to critical acclaim and a first week audience of 16 million people.[6]

In June 2017 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.

His latest movie, Peter Rabbit, was released on February 9, 2018.[7] It stars Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, and the voices of James Corden, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sia. It became his most successful film financially to date grossing over 351 million worldwide.[8]


Feature films[edit]

Year Film
Director Writer Producer Notes
2009 Fired Up! Yes Yes Yes
2010 Easy A Yes No Yes
2011 Friends with Benefits Yes Yes Yes
2014 About Last Night No No Yes
Annie Yes Yes Yes Also lyricist and composer
2018 Peter Rabbit Yes Yes Yes
2020 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Yes Yes Yes



  1. ^ "Gluck+". Pentagram. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Michael Fleming (June 3, 2009). "Cast penciled in for 'Easy A'". Variety. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Friends with Benefits". comingsoon.net. CraveOnline. August 18, 2010. Retrieved August 18, 2010.
  4. ^ "Friends with Benefits". Box Office Pro. July 22, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Annie". Box Office Pro. December 19, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  6. ^ Alan Sepinwall (September 25, 2013). "Review: Stars return for 'The Michael J. Fox Show' & Robin Williams in 'The Crazy Ones'". Uproxx. Uproxx Media Group. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  7. ^ Spencer Perry (December 22, 2015). "Sony Animation Dates The Emoji Movie, Delays Animated Spider-Man". comingsoon.net. CraveOnline. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  8. ^ "Peter Rabbit". Box Office Mojo. June 16, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2018.

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