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DAVID LEITCH's (Directed by) directorial debut was the 2014
surprise box-office hit John Wick, which he co-directed with Chad Stahelski and
which starred Keanu Reeves. His second film as director was the neon-noir
action-thriller Atomic Blonde, which starred Charlize Theron and James McAvoy
and was released in summer 2017.
Leitch most recently directed the critically-acclaimed box-office smash
Deadpool 2 which starred Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin and Zazie
Beetz. The film was released by FOX in May 2018 and is now considered the
highest grossing X-Men film of all time and arguably the highest grossing
R-rated film of all time. Leitch also directed the Celine Dion music video for
Ashes, which is the song featured in the film. He was nominated for a Grammy
Award for the Deadpool 2 soundtrack.
Leitch has many film and television projects in development, including
Ubisoft's The Division, starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal for
Netflix; the sequel to Enter the Dragon at Warner Bros.; Undying Love at Studio
8; and Friday Black at Universal. In television, Leitch is producing The
Continental, which is the TV spin-off of the John Wick franchise at STARZ.
Leitch served as producer of John Wick as well as executive producer for both
John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.
Prior to becoming a director, Leitch spent a decade in the stunt business and
doubled actors including Matt Damon and Brad Pitt on such films as The Bourne
Ultimatum, Fight Club and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. He was also a fight choreographer,
stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director on multiple films including The
Wolverine, Anchorman 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain America: Civil
War, Logan and Jurassic World, to name a few.
A martial artist by trade, Leitch and partner Stahelski own the action design
and production company 87Eleven Action Design, which they founded in 2006.
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