Hossein Amini is a film writer who was nominated for an Oscar for his adaptation of Henry James' classic novel Wings of a Dove, which starred Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roach and Alison Elliott.
He has also written Jude, starring Kate Winslet and Christopher Ecclestone, which won the Edinburgh Film festival prize for Best British Film, and has worked on Gangs of New York, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Leonardo di Caprio, as well as The Four Feathers with Heath Ledger.
In 2011 he wrote the screenplay for Drive starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Film at the BAFTAs 2012.
In 2014 Hossein made his directorial debut with his own adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Two Faces of January, starring Vigo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac.
He is currently working on The Alienist for Paramount, McMafia for Cuba Pictures and Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman for Working Title.
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Writer & Director
Adaptation of the novel by Jo Nesbø about the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around the neck of a snowman
Rewrite. Adaptation of the Rumpelstiltskin classic story
The much-loved fairy tale with a twist