Leopoldo Gout

Leopoldo Gout

Leopoldo Gout is a filmmaker, writer, and visual artist from Mexico City. He studied contemporary art at Central Saint Martins in London and has shown his sculpture and paintings in galleries and museums around the world. Leopoldo lives in NYC with his wife and two children. GENIUS – THE GAME is the first in a series of books about child prodigies from diverse backgrounds who come together to change their stars and the world. The launch pad for their revolution is a competition called the Game. There, they compete with 200 other prodigies in a contest that will not only test their brains but also challenge their ideals. Genius explores the outer reaches of technology, the explosive power of young minds, and the bonds of family. It is filled with big ideas and even bigger emotions. But more than just a book, the Genius series is a movement – it is Leopoldo’s call to the youth of the world: liberate your minds and you can liberate the planet. As a film and television producer, Gout frequently partners with bestselling novelist James Patterson on projects for both the big and small screen. Together with Patterson, Leopoldo executive produced the hit series ZOO (CBS Television and based on Patterson’s 2012 thriller), produced the forthcoming MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE film (Participant Media/CBS Films), and is developing MAXIMUM RIDE (an international feature film co-production shooting in late 2016) based on Patterson’s blockbuster YA book series. Under his own banner, Gout wrote, produced, and directed the NBC animated film LITTLE SPIRIT (starring Danny DeVito & Lucy Liu). It aired as a one-hour primetime special on NBC in 2007. He also produced his brother Everardo Gout’s directorial debut, DAYS OF GRACE. The film premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2011 and was released in the U.S. in 2015 to rave reviews. DAYS OF GRACE won more than 18 international awards and was nominated for 15 Arieles (the Mexican Academy Awards). Leopoldo is currently in pre-production on MOLLY’S GAME, a film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain. He is producing alongside Mark Gordon and Amy Pascal. He also created and co-wrote SPYMASTERS, a historical TV series, with British showrunner Jake Michie for OddLot Entertainment and Slingshot Global Media. Simon Kinberg (DEADPOOL, the X-MEN film franchise, SHERLOCK HOLMES) is executive producing. In the UK, Leopoldo has teamed with Idris Elba for RAVI, a one-hour UK drama premiering in 2017. He is also developing GET MILLIE BACK with Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James and Britain’s Channel 4. Leopoldo’s first novel, 2008’s GHOST RADIO (Harper Collins) is being adapted as a television series with OddLot Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions.
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