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Scott Moore

writer/director Bad Moms, writer The Hangover
JON LUCAS and SCOTT MOORE (Writers/Directors) are best known as the writers of The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zack Galifianakis. Winner of the 2010 Golden Globe for Best Comedy, The Hangover grossed more than $275 million dollars domestically, making it the highest R-rated comedy of all time. The script earned Lucas and Moore nominations for Best Original Screenplay from both the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
More recently, Lucas and Moore wrote and directed the sleeper hit Bad Moms, starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Christina Applegate. Produced for just $19 million, Bad Moms went on to earn more than $180 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing R-rated comedy of the year. The film also won the People’s Choice Award for best comedy of 2016.
Lucas and Moore followed up Bad Moms by writing and directing its sequel, A Bad Moms Christmas, adding Christine Baranski, Susan Sarandon, and Cheryl Hines to the original cast. Made for $29 million, A Bad Moms Christmas went on to gross over $130 million worldwide, officially launching the Bad Moms franchise.
Lucas and Moore’s other credits include the hit holiday comedy Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, the romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Michael Douglas, The Change-Up, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, and 21 & Over, starring Miles Teller and Skylar Astin, which they also directed.
Lucas and Moore met in 1999 while working for Daniel Petrie, Jr., the Oscar-nominated writer of Beverly Hills Cop and The Big Easy, and have been working together ever since. In 2013, Lucas and Moore created and wrote their first television show, Mixology, which aired on ABC in 2014. Currently, they are writing and directing Lexi, a comedy for CBS Films due out in summer 2019.