Massy Tadjedin | Tehran, Iran | Hollywood celebs

Massy Tadjedin (born 1978) is an Iranian-American screenwriter.
Tadjedin was born in Tehran and grew up in Orange County, California, and studied English Literature at Harvard.
Her movie credits include Leo (original screenplay, 2002) and The Jacket (adapted screenplay 2005).

Her current project, Le Voyeur, has recently been picked up by Columbia Pictures for Will Smith and James Lassiter to produce through their Sony-based Overbrook Entertainment. The film, based on a 1955 French novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet, centers on a man who returns to the Caribbean island of his youth and becomes a suspect in the murder of a teenage girl that was committed two days after his arrival. The movie is set for release in 2009. Also for 2010 is Last Night, which will star Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes, and will serve as Massy's directorial debut.

Other current projects as screenplay writer and producer are The Case Study (a political ensemble thriller) and Lady Gold (a drama with director Mel Gibson, distributed by Icon Entertainment International and Paramount Pictures).

She is married to Dr. Babak Fardin, an ophthalmologist in Orange County. The couple met at Harvard.


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