Lawrence D. Cohen

Lawrence D. Cohen's first feature script was his adaptation of Stephen King’s debut novel, Carrie (1976). His screenplay for the classic Brian de Palma film earned him an Edgar Award nomination from the Mystery Writers of America. Continuing his ongoing relationship with Stephen King in 1990, he wrote the 4-hour teleplay of IT which USA Today called “the scariest movie ever made for TV.” It and his subsequent adaptation of King's The Tommyknockers (1993) became two of the network's highest-rated miniseries. In 2007, he was reunited with the Master of Horror with his adaptation of The End of the Whole Mess for TNT’s Nightmares & Dreamscapes anthology series; its script was nominated by The Writers Guild of America for Best Drama. He is also credited as co-writer of the 2013 feature remake of Carrie. Also in the works is a chronicle charting his singular relationship to Carrie over the years, entitled What Were They Thinking: Carrie — From Book to Movie to Musical…And Back Again.