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Matt Cook

writer/co-producer Triple Nine, By Way of Helena; co-writer Patriots Day
Cook is a screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films and television. His work includes The Duel (formerly By Way of Helena), Triple Nine, and Patriot’s Day. Both By Way of Helena (2010) and Triple Nine (2012) made the top 10 of The Black List. Cook broke into the industry in 2009 and has since written for Warner Bros, Fox, New Regency, DreamWorks, Sony, and CBS Films. In the feature world, he is currently developing/writing several projects including Paul the Apostle (Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck producing) at Warner Bros, and writing the remake of the Israeli film Bethlehem for Paramount (Mark Wahlberg producing/starring). In TV land, he is currently writing/executive producing Matterhorn: A novel of the Vietnam War with director Peter Berg as a mini-series at HBO, and co-writing/executive producing a detective-theme drama with Ed Burns (co-creator of the Wire) for Studio 8.

Cook served two combat tours in Iraq with the prestigious 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasans) and has written several articles for Texas Monthly about his experiences. He also served as a correspondent in Afghanistan in 2012 .

Cook was raised in the tiny three stoplight town of Castroville, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin.
 

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