Michael Goldenberg Movies and Career Information

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Actor, Director and Writer

Michael Goldenberg (born 1965) is an American playwright and more recently a Hollywood screenwriter and director. Goldenberg was the screenwriter and director of Bed of Roses in 1996. He was the co-screenwriter for the film adaptation of Contact and co-adapted the 2003 live-action version of Peter Pan with director P.J. Hogan. He is also the screenwriter for the fifth Harry Potter movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). Goldenberg had previously written a few script pages for the first instalment in the Harry Potter film franchise, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001). While the producers liked them, they ultimately picked Steve Kloves to do the screenplay. Goldenberg was selected to write the screenplay for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in November 2004 when Steve Kloves, who had adapted the previous four Harry Potter books, turned down the opportunity to do the fifth film. Kloves, however, returned to the series for the sixth and seventh films. Goldenberg reportedly has a deal to write and direct a futuristic drama for Warner Bros. following Order of the Phoenix. He is also one of the screenwriters for the upcoming superhero movie Green


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