16 Facts About Joe Carnahan


Joseph Aaron Carnahan was born on May 9,1969 and is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor whose films include Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane; Narc; Smokin' Aces; The A-Team; The Grey; and Boss Level.


Joe Carnahan wrote and directed several episodes for the NBC television series The Blacklist.


Joe Carnahan is the brother of screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan and producer Leah Carnahan.


Joe Carnahan graduated from Fairfield High School in 1987, where he played football.


Joe Carnahan eventually became employed in the Promotional Department of Sacramento's KMAX-TV, producing short films and television spots.


Joe Carnahan directed the 2002 Detroit-set thriller Narc, starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric.


Joe Carnahan co-wrote the screenplay of Pride and Glory, released in 2008, nearly a year behind schedule.

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Joe Carnahan was attached to direct an adaptation of James Ellroy's novel White Jazz with George Clooney producing and starring, but Clooney later pulled out from the production and in 2009, Ellroy stated that all adaptations of the film were dead.


In 2007, Joe Carnahan penned Remarkable Fellows for Universal with Jason Bateman set to star, but the film never went into production.


In 2010, Brian Bloom and Joe Carnahan were then hired by Fox for the revamping of their long-gestating A-Team project, based on the hit '80's television series.


Joe Carnahan showed interest in directing film adaptations for Garth Ennis' graphic novel Preacher and David Michelinie's Taskmaster.


Joe Carnahan was one of the executive producers for NBC's The Blacklist, starring James Spader and Megan Boone, during its first season.


Joe Carnahan directed the pilot, and went on to co-write and direct the ninth episode, "Anslo Garrick".


Joe Carnahan is currently writing the script for the film adaptation of the Mark Millar comic book series Nemesis with his brother Matthew and will be directing.


Joe Carnahan is set to direct Mark Bowden's book Killing Pablo.


Joe Carnahan executive produced the NBC political thriller State of Affairs, starring Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard, which premiered November 17,2014.