Larry A. Gross is currently at work for Rachid Bouchareb, Academy Award–nominated French-Algerian director (for Les Indigenes), on an original action comedy feature, Belleville Cop.
His most recent writing credit, Veronika Decides to Die, was adapted from the bestselling novel by Paulo Coehlo, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, directed by Emily Young, and was completed in 2009. Before that, as producer and writer of We Don’t Live Here Anymore (2004) starring Mark Ruffalo and Naomi Watts, he won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Previously, he was co-writer of Beautiful Country (2004), starring Nick Nolte and Tim Roth, which premiered at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival. He also co-wrote Prozac Nation (2001), starring Christina Ricci.
He is perhaps best known as the co-author with Walter Hill of 48 Hours, Streets of Fire, Another 48 Hours, and Geronimo.
Other projects include Chinese Box, co-written with Jean Claude Carriere, directed by Wayne Wang; writing Bill Pullman's directorial debut, The Virginian (2000), for TNT; and True Crime (1999) starring and directed by Clint Eastwood. The production of his original screenplay Crime and Punishment in Suburbia screened at Sundance 2000. His adaptation of Jim Thompson's This World, Then the Fireworks screened at Sundance (1997) and at Critic's Week of the Cannes Film Festival (1997). He wrote the 4-hour TNT miniseries David.
He is a frequent contributor to film journals including Film Comment, and Sight And Sound, and the web page Movie City News.
Larry completed a fellowship at St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford University, in 1973. He received a bachelor's degree in languages and literature from Bard College in 1974, a master's in literature from Columbia University in 1975, and successfully completed first-year courses in the department of cinema studies at NYU in 1977.