Bill Dubuque

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Bill Dubuque
Born St. Louis, Missouri, US
Occupation Screenwriter

Bill Dubuque is an American screenwriter known for such films as The Accountant,[1] A Family Man,[2] The Judge,[3] and the television series Ozark.[4] In 2017 he scripted an upcoming DC Extended Universe Nightwing film[5][6] and has been connected to an Accountant sequel.[7][8]

Biography[edit]

Dubuque was born in St. Louis, Missouri, spending time working on the Lake of the Ozarks as a teen.[4][9] He still lives in St. Louis, with his wife and three children,[9] with whom he still frequently visits the Lake of the Ozarks.[9]

Before starting as a screenwriter in 2008, Dubuque worked as a recruitment headhunter,[1][9] he was approached by producer Mark Williams with the rough idea for The Accountant, which Dubuque developed into a script named to the 2011 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood,[1][10] including doing research to develop the protagonist (played by Ben Affleck) to have high-functioning autism;[1] the film was credited by Autism Speaks for its portrayal of the disorder.[1] The first screenplay of his to be produced, 2012's The Judge, led to Dubuque being recognized as one of Variety's 10 screenwriters to watch[11] and named to the 2012 Black List with 20 mentions.[12][13]

In 2015, Dubuque successfully pitched an action-adventure called The Real McCoy to Universal Pictures, with Chris Pratt attached to star;[14] as of January 2018, the film is still in production.[15][better source needed] Another collaboration with Mark Williams, A Family Man, was released in 2016;[16] with a working title of The Headhunter's Calling, the script was based on Dubuque's previous work in recruitment.[17] Dubuque's teenage experiences at an Ozarks resort[9] led him to work again with producer Mark Williams[18] and male lead Jason Bateman[14] on developing the series Ozark, which was released on Netflix in 2017 and quickly renewed for a second season,[18] as well as earning the writing team a Writers Guild of America Award nomination.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes Ref
2014 The Judge Screenplay [3]
2016 A Family Man Written by and executive producer [2]
The Accountant Written by [1]
2017 Ozark
  • Created by (all 10 episodes)
  • Story by (2 episodes)
  • Teleplay by (2 episodes)
  • Executive producer (1 episode)
  • Nominated: Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series
[4][9][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Josh Rottenberg (October 6, 2016). "How assassin-on-the-spectrum thriller The Accountant approached depicting autism honestly". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Andrew Schenker (November 29, 2012). "Dubuque: Corporate headhunter followed Calling". Variety. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Mike Fleming, Jr (April 4, 2012). "Warner Bros The Judge Collars Scribe Bill Dubuque To Script Robert Downey Jr-Starrer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c Jeremy Egner (July 14, 2017). "Ozark on Netflix: This Lake Has Hidden Depths". The New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  5. ^ Rebecca Ford (February 23, 2017). "Warner Bros. Plotting Live-Action Nightwing Movie With Lego Batman Movie Director". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ Tim Karan (January 4, 2018). "Warner Bros. names new president of DC Films". Looper.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Ben Affleck in Talks With Warner Bros. For The Accountant Sequel". The Hollywood Reporter. June 26, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  8. ^ Mike Fleming, Jr (June 26, 2017). "Ben Affleck & Gavin O'Connor Back For The Accountant Sequel; Will Jon Bernthal Return?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f Gail Pennington (July 21, 2017). "St. Louisan brings his own history to Netflix's Ozark". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  10. ^ Nikki Finke (December 12, 2011). "The Black List 2011: Screenplay Roster". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  11. ^ Katherine Brodsky (November 20, 2012). "10 Screenwriters to Watch to be honored at Whistler Film Fest". Variety. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  12. ^ Jeff Sneider (December 17, 2012). "2012 Black List announced". Variety. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  13. ^ Nikki Finke (December 17, 2012). "The Black List 2012: Screenplay Roster". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  14. ^ a b Nellie Andreeva (September 25, 2015). "Jason Bateman To Topline, Produce & Direct Ozark Drama Series For MRC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  15. ^ The Real McCoy on IMDb
  16. ^ Gary Goldstein (July 27, 2017). "Review: Gerard Butler is a big miss in overbearing and treacly drama A Family Man". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  17. ^ Matt Grobar (September 10, 2016). "The Headhunter's Calling Star Gerard Butler On Latest Passion Project &; How "There's Just No Safety Anymore In This Industry" – Toronto". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  18. ^ a b Lesley Goldberg (August 15, 2017). "Ozark Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  19. ^ a b Cynthia Littleton (December 7, 2017). "Writers Guild Award TV Nominations: The Americans, Handmaid's Tale, GLOW Grab Multiple Mentions". Variety. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 

External links[edit]