J. Mills Goodloe is an American film producer, screenwriter, director and actor.
Goodloe grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
He began his career at Warner Brothers working for director Richard Donner whose credits include Superman, The Omen, Scrooged and the Lethal Weapon series. Goodloe was employed as Donner's assistant from 1992 to 1995 on films such as Lethal Weapon 3 and Maverick. In 1996, Goodloe was promoted to president of Donner Productions. Over the next four years, Goodloe produced Assassins, starring Sylvester Stallone and Julianne Moore, Conspiracy Theory starring Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts, and the final installment of the Lethal Weapon series starring Gibson, Danny Glover and Chris Rock. In 2001, Goodloe exited Donner Productions to write and direct A Gentleman's Game starring Gary Sinise, Dylan Baker and Philip Baker Hall. The film was nominated for an ESPY in the category of Best Sports Film.
Goodloe wrote the adaptation for the John Grisham novel Bleachers for Revolution Studios. Goodloe also co-wrote the screenplay for the sports film Pride, released theatrically in 2007 by Lionsgate and starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac.
In August 2008, Goodloe was hired by Phoenix Pictures to adapt John Grisham's New York Times bestselling novel Playing for Pizza.
In October 2014, Relativity Media released Goodloe's adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel The Best of Me, starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden.
In 2014, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Sony Pictures hired Goodloe to write the screenplay for Christian the Lion with Neal H. Moritz's Original Film producing.
On April 24, 2015, Lionsgate released The Age of Adaline, an original Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz screenplay, starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Michiel Huisman.
In 2015, Goodloe was hired to adapt the New York Times bestseller Everything, Everything for MGM studios. The film began principal photography in August 2016 with Nick Robinson and Amandla Sternberg. Warner Bros. will release the film nationwide on May 19, 2017.
In August 2015, StudioCanal bought an original action-thriller pitch, Sana, from Goodloe. Sana, a drone focused story follows an Air Force major whose entire squadron has been poisoned by a jihadist infiltrator.
In July 2016, it was announced production would begin Goodloe's screenplay The Mountain Between Us starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet directed by Academy Award nominated director Hany Abu-Assad. Fox has scheduled the film for release on October 20, 2017.
In August 2016, Paramount Pictures announced it engage Goodloe to adapt the New York Times bestselling novel "Anatomy of A Misfit" which will be produced by "Rogue One" producer Allison Sheerer.
- Pride (Writer)
- A Gentleman's Game (Writer & Director)
- Lethal Weapon 4 (Co Producer)
- Double Tap (Executive Producer)
- Conspiracy Theory (Co Producer)
- Assassins (Assoc. Producer)
- The Best of Me (Writer, 2014)
- The Age of Adaline (Writer, 2015)
- Everything, Everything (Writer, 2017)