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      Jon Lucas

      Jon Lucas

      Highest Rated: 79% The Hangover (2009)

      Lowest Rated: 6% Full of It (2007)

      Birthday: Oct 29, 1976

      Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, USA

      It was incredibly good fortune that Jon Lucas met up with Scott Moore while they were both working for a top Hollywood screenwriter. Lucas ultimately realized he wanted to be a screenwriter himself, and that he wrote better with a partner. Together, Lucas and Moore wrote one of the biggest moneymaking comedies in movie history. Jonathan Lucas was born on October 29, 1976, attended the esteemed Pingry prep school in New Jersey, and later graduated from Yale. Lucas first worked as an assistant to Daniel Petrie Jr., who wrote "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) and "The Big Easy" (1986). Petrie had another assistant, Scott Moore, and he and Lucas would eventually become a screenwriting team. The first script Lucas and Moore wrote together was "Flypaper," which didn't get made until 2011. The team still lined up a lot of work for nearly a decade, doing uncredited rewrites on comedies like "Wedding Crashers" (2005), "27 Dresses (2008), and "Monster-In-Law" (2005). Then came their big break with 'The Hangover" (2009), which was based on the outrageous true story of a producer of the duo's acquaintance who woke up in a strip club realizing he'd gone crazy at his own bachelor party. "The Hangover" delivered the big raunchy hit everyone was waiting for. Not only did Lucas and Moore get a hefty pay day for the screenplay, but "The Hangover" would gross $467 million world-wide, and would also spawn two sequels, "The Hangover Part II" (2011), and "The Hangover Part III" (2013). Lucas and Moore decided not to work on the sequels because they didn't want to repeat themselves. "The Hangover" helped usher in a new era of raunchy comedies making blockbuster sums of money. It also won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. After the incredible success of "The Hangover," Lucas and Moore wanted to move on, and went to write "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" (2009) and "The Change-Up" (2011). The duo also created the comedy series "Mixology" (ABC 2014), a structurally unusual comedy where all of the action of the first season takes place over the course of a single night.

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      A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, L-R: DIRECTORS JON LUCAS, SCOTT MOORE, 2017. PH: HILARY BRONWYN GAYLE/©STX ENTERTAINMENT Mixology, from left: Ryan Seacrest, Vanessa Lengies, Adam Campbell, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, Alexis Carra, 02/26/2014, ©ABC Mixology, from left: Frankie Shaw, Ira Ungerleider, Adan Canto, Nina Wass, Vanessa Lengies, Ryan Seacrest, Adam Campbell, Jon Lucas, Alexis Carra, Scott Moore, Craig Frank, Andrew Santino, Blake Lee, 02/26/2014, ©ABC 21 AND OVER, center from left on set: directors Scott Moore, Jon Lucas, Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Skylar Astin, 2013. ph: John Johnson/©Relativity Media 21 AND OVER, center from left on set: directors Scott Moore, Jon Lucas, 2013. ph: John Johnson/©Relativity Media

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      21% 71% Jexi Director,
      Screenwriter
      $6.5M 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding You Bryan (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Unli Life Joey (Character) - 2018
      32% 43% A Bad Moms Christmas Director,
      Screenwriter
      $72.1M 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Haunted Forest Andre (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You With Me Unknown (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bes And the Beshies Gilbert (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love You to Death Unknown (Character) - 2016
      59% 63% Bad Moms Director,
      Screenwriter
      $113.2M 2016
      No Score Yet 62% Just the Way You Are Unknown (Character) $748.4K 2015
      27% 46% 21 and Over Director,
      Screenwriter
      $25.7M 2013
      15% 42% Flypaper Screenwriter $1.1K 2011
      26% 47% The Change-Up Screenwriter $37.0M 2011
      79% 84% The Hangover Screenwriter $277.3M 2009
      28% 40% Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Screenwriter $52.2M 2009
      25% 47% Four Christmases Screenwriter $120.1M 2008
      6% 45% Full of It Writer $11.4K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rustin Writer - 2001

      TV

      Credit
      33% 85% Mixology Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Writer
      2014