The Cinema Squad is thrilled to announce that we’ll be holding a “McQ&A” with Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie! And YOU can be a part of it!
Got a question you’d like to ask McQ? Simply email us at TheCinemaSquadPodcast@gmail.com and submit your question before SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH! We’ll be choosing our questions from listener submissions. So send in your Q’s!
Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie)
Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed producer, director and Academy Award winning writer. McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and, in 1995, his screenplay for “The Usual Suspects,” directed by childhood pal Bryan Singer, garnered him the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay. “The Usual Suspects” has been named one of the greatest screenplays of all time by the Writer’s Guild of America.
In the years following, McQuarrie directed “The Way of the Gun,” starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro and James Caan. In 2008, he collaborate with Singer once again to produce and co-write “Valkyrie,” starring Tom Cruise. McQuarrie re-teamed with Cruise in 2012 for his sophomore directorial outing, “Jack Reacher.” Within hours of completing the film, he was at work with Cruise again, this time re-writing the script for Doug Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow.” While working together on this film, Cruise suggested McQuarrie direct what would become “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” The highly anticipated fifth installment of the Ethan Hunt saga, also written by McQuarrie, garnered the largest opening in the history of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, and garnered over $680 million worldwide.
McQuarrie is currently writing & directing the sixth chapter in the “Mission Impossible” franchise, making him the first repeat director in the film’s two-decade history.