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Phil Hay

writer/producer The Invitation, Destroyer; writer Crazy/Beautiful, Ride Along, Ride Along 2, Clash of the Titans
Phil Hay is a screenwriter and producer. Hay, partner Matt Manfredi, and director Karyn Kusama (who is also Hay’s wife) made the upcoming Los Angeles crime drama Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman, and the thriller The Invitation, which debuted at SXSW in 2015 and went on to play to great acclaim at film festivals around the world, including Europe’s most prestigious genre festival, Sitges, where it won Best Picture. The film was released by Drafthouse Films in April, 2016. On the studio side, Hay and Manfredi wrote the record-breaking action comedy Ride Along, which spent three weeks at #1 in 2014, as well as its hit 2016 sequel, Ride Along 2, both starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Before that, they wrote the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans. One of the year's biggest hits, Clash grossed nearly $500 million worldwide. The pair made their screenwriting debut in 2001 with the critically acclaimed, enduring drama Crazy/Beautiful, which starred Kirsten Dunst, and Manfredi wrote and, with Hay, co-directed the 2002 comedy Bug, which won the Audience Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Hay resides in Los Angeles with Kusama and their son.