Josh Friedman

Screenwriter Josh Friedman had a fairly frustrating time getting established in Hollywood. He completed a draft for a script of "The Black Dahlia," about the famously unsolved and brutal 1940s murder case, for director ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (4)

Avatar 2 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Black Dahlia 2006 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

War of the Worlds 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chain Reaction 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

The Finder 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Consulting Producer

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Crossbones (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Screenwriter Josh Friedman had a fairly frustrating time getting established in Hollywood. He completed a draft for a script of "The Black Dahlia," about the famously unsolved and brutal 1940s murder case, for director David Fincher, but then he had to endure his work being rewritten into a Brian De Palma misfire in 2006. Similarly, his script for "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" for director Jay Roach was taken away and substantially re-written by others. Unlike many unappreciated screenwriters of the past, Friedman has gotten some of his own back on the Internet, where he runs a blog called "I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing." His sarcastic comments about being tapped to work on the script for "Snakes on a Plane," which he posted on his blog, actually got incorporated into the finished film itself. In 2005, Friedman was a co-writer on the script for Steven Spielberg's dark adaptation of H.G. Wells's "War of the Worlds," which starred Tom Cruise. Friedman has also been both a writer and a producer for the television series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," which takes place after the events in James Cameron's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."

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