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Christopher Kyle is a New York-based screenwriter and playwright whose works include K-19: The Widowmaker and The Monogamist. Full bio here.
 

 
Current Projects/News
 
(site updated 9/12/14)
 
 
 
Watch the new Serena trailer here.
 
 
 
Serena, selected for the 2010 Black List, is a screen adaptation of the novel by Ron Rash. Set in the mountains of North Carolina at the beginning of the Great Depression, it's a dark love story about George Pemberton and his wife Serena, a pair of ruthless timber barons trying to exploit their land before the government claims it for a national park.  Directed by Susanne Bier. Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
 
 
 
The Leaves is a supernatural thriller about an American who travels to India on business and enters a terrifying new world after he visits a fortuneteller.  Carla Hacken and Gotham Chopra are producing for Summit/Lions Gate.
 
 
Wrong Move is a screen adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Stone, a thriller about an elderly man who takes revenge on the gang that stole everything he owns.  Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz are producing.
 
 
Red Lights is a screenplay based on the novel by Georges Simenon, a noir thriller about a married couple fighting traffic and each other as they drive from New York to Maine to pick up their children from summer camp. Anne Carey and Marissa McMahon are producing for director Oren Moverman.
 
 
 

 
Past Projects
 
 
The Safety Net, a play by Christopher Kyle. Premiered 2005 at the Michael Weller Theatre in New York. Produced by Broken Watch Theatre Company. A drama about a lawyer who becomes entangled with his late brother's girlfriend. Directed by Martha Banta. Starring Jason Pugatch, Tinashe Kajese, Eva Kaminsky, Maren Perry, Peggy Scott, Mark Setlock. Published by Samuel French, Ltd.
 
 
Alexander, written by Oliver Stone and Christopher Kyle and Laeta Kalogridis. Released 2004. The epic story of Alexander the Great. Directed by Oliver Stone. Starring Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Val Kilmer, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto.
 
 
K-19: The Widowmaker, story by Louis Nowra, screenplay by Christopher Kyle. Released 2002. Based on the true story of a nuclear accident on a Russian submarine in 1961. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard.
 
 
The Weight of Water, screenplay by Alice Arlen and Christopher Kyle. Released 2000. Based on the novel by Anita Shreve about a 19th century murder and the present-day woman who becomes obsessed with it. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Sean Penn, Elizabeth Hurley, Josh Lucas, Sarah Polley, Catherine McCormack.
 
 
Plunge, a play by Christopher Kyle. Premiered 1997 at Playwrights Horizons in New York. A comedy about a reunion of college friends that is upended by an uninvited guest. Directed by Ron Lagomarsino. Starring Jessica Hecht, Bruce Norris, Frederick Weller, Ashley Crow, Taylor Nichols. Published by Dramatists Play Service.
 
 
The Monogamist, a play by Christopher Kyle. Premiered 1995 at Playwrights Horizons in New York. A comedy about a marriage that's shattered when both partners pursue affairs with the younger generation. Directed by Scott Elliott, who earned a Lucille Lortel Award and a Drama Desk Nomination for the production. Starring Arliss Howard, Lisa Emery, Timothy Olyphant (Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance), Chelsea Altman, Caroline Seymour. Published by American Theatre magazine and Dramatists Play Service.
 
 
Boca, a play by Christopher Kyle. Professional premiere at Charlotte Repertory Theatre in Charlotte, NC. A black comedy about an adopted man's picaresque journey to meet his birth parents in Florida. Directed by Steve Umberger. Starring Angus MacLachlan, Brian Taylor, Christina Zorich, Mary Lucy Bivins, Randell Haynes, Rebecca Koon, Duke Ernsberger, Barbi Van Shaick. Winner of the Stanley Drama Award.
 
 
Homicide: Life on the Streets. Teleplays by Christopher Kyle appeared in season five ("Diener") and season six ("Closet Cases").