Hossein Amini

Award winning writer and director for film and television

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Writer
Steelskin Feature
2014
Twentieth Century Fox
In development
Writer Hossein Amini

Rewrite. Adaptation of the Rumpelstiltskin classic story

Our Kind of Traitor Feature
2012
Potboiler Productions and Ink Factory
In development
Writer Hossein Amini

Adaptation of the John le Carre novel

FilmEngine for Universal Pictures
Director Rupert Sanders
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart & Charlize Theron

The much-loved fairy tale with a twist

Drive Feature
2011
Mark Platt Productions for Universal Pictures
Director Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring Ryan Gosling & Carey Mulligan

Adaptation of James Salliss' novel about a Hollywood stuntman who also works as a getaway driver

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Shanghai Feature
2009
Phoenix Pictures for The Weinstein Company
Producer Donna Gigliotti, Mike Medavoy, Barry Mendel, Jake Myers
Director Mikael Hafstrom
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring John Cusack, Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Ken Watanabe

Film following an American expat in 1940s Shanghai investigating his friend's death

Paramount Pictures
In development
Writer Hossein Amini

Film based on the character created by Tom Clancy

His Dark Materials (Books 2 & 3) Feature
2008
New Line Cinema
In development
Writer Hossein Amini

Adaptation of Philip Pullman's fantasy novels following the coming of age of Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry

Come Closer Feature
2005
Miramax
In development
Director Carter Smith
Writer Hossein Amini

Adatpation of Sara Gran's thriller about a young woman who is either possessed by dark forces or losing her mind

Killshot Feature
2005
Miramax
Producer Quentin Tarantino
Director John Madden
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Johnny Knoxville, Diane Lane & Mickey Rourke

Thriller following a husband and wife targerted by hitmen after being placed in witness protection

The Crimson Petal And The White Feature
2005
Laura Ziskin Productions for Sony
In development
Writer Hossein Amini

Adaptation of Michael Faber's novel about a young prostitute in 1860s London

The Amulet Of Samarkand Feature
2004
Miramax
In development
Writer Hossein Amini

Adaptation of Jonathan Stroud's novel about a magician's young apprentice who becomes caught up in a flood of magical intrigue, rebellion and murder

Mila 18 Feature
2002
Miramax
In development
Writer Hossein Amini

Adaptation of Leon Uris' novel chronicling the Nazi occupation of Poland and the Jewish freedom fighters of the ghetto

The Four Feathers Feature
2002
Miramax for Paramount
Producer Paul Feldsher, Robert D. Jaffe, Stanley R. Jaffe, Marty Katz
Director Shekhar Kapur
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson & Heath Ledger

Adaptation of A.E.W. Mason's novel set in 1884 following a British officer accused of cowardice after resigning his post

The Great Raid Feature
2002
Miramax Films
Producer Lawrence Bender, Marty Katz
Director John Dahl
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring Benjamin Bratt, Ralph Fiennes, James Franco & Connie Nielsen

Film charting the audacious rescue attempt of 500 American soldiers entrapped in a Japanese POW camp

Gangs Of New York Feature
2001
Miramax Films
Producer Harvey Weinstein, Alberto Grimaldi
Director Martin Scorcese
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz & Leonardo di Caprio

Award-winning film portraying a young man's quest for revenge in 19th centry New York

In A Lonely Place Feature
1997
Stanley Jaffe for Columbia Pictures
In development
Writer Hossein Amini

Adaptation of Dorothy Hughes's novel following an ex-airman who offers to help solve a series of murders

The Wings Of The Dove Feature
1997
Miramax Films
Producer David Parfitt
Director Ian Softley
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Elliott & Linus Roache

Award-winning adaptation of Henry James' novel about two lovers who conspire to steal an heiress' fortune

Jude Feature
1996
Revolution Films for Polygram/BBC
Producer Andrew Eaton
Director Michael Winterbottom
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring Christopher Eccleston & Kate Winslet

Adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure chronicling the doomed romance of two cousins

Deep Secrets Feature
1995
Granada for BBC 2
Director Diarmuid Lawrence
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring Amanda Donohue & Colin Salmon

Thriller following an undercover police officer infiltrating the Manchester underworld

The Dying Of The Light Feature
1995
Yorkshire TV for ITV
Director Peter Kosminsky
Writer Hossein Amini

Film chronicling the story of British aid worker Sean Devereaux, who was assassinated in Somalia

Writer and Director
Working Title for Studio Canal
Producer Tom Sternberg
Director Hossein Amini
Writer Hossein Amini
Starring Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac & Viggo Mortensen

Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel about an American embezzler in Greece