Gregory Allen Howard , wrote Remembering the Titans and was producer and writer
Harriet, died Friday.
His representative, Jeff Sanderson, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he died at Passed away in Miami, Florida. Sanderson says Howard is 70, although another agency representing the writer says he is .
Howard, born in Norfolk, Virginia, moved to Los Angeles in ‘2000 for We pursue a screenwriting career. He started making a name for himself in the early 2000 years, writing Boaz Yakin’s award-winning Remember the Titans, starring Denzel Washington, Will Barton, Wood Harris and Donald Faison. Based on a true story, the film follows new African-American football coach Herman Boone’s first season coaching a high school team that is a racially integrated group.
He later earned story writing credit for Michael Mann’s Ali , 2000 Sports Legend
Biopic of Muhammad Ali . The two Oscar nominated film stars Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and Jon Voight.
In 2019 , Howard brings to life the stories he loves— Harriet by Kasi Lemmons – who wrote and produced the screenplay. He has previously said that the story is over after studying history at Princeton University with Harriet Tubman . He remembers how her life spoke to him and inspired him to want to turn it into an action-adventure movie. At the
Harriet red carpet premiere, Howard told THR, “What I’m most looking forward to is change across the industry. Hollywood needs #OscarsSoWhite and [more] diversity. All of this has to happen for any green light for this movie are risking their jobs and/or careers.”
Starring Cynthia Erivo, the two-Oscar nominee, As Janelle Monáe and Leslie Odom Jr. talk about what the movie means to him, Howard takes on said in an interview with
Focus Features, “For me, this movie is my Valentine’s Day gift to black women. I hope they go to the movies on Saturday and see this young black woman take this incredible power structure and overcome it.”
Howard has Many projects in development, including The Magician, a biopic about quarterback Marlin “The Magician” Briscoe.
He is survived by sister Lynette Henley, brother Michael Henley, nieces, nephews and grandsons. 1251273