Gail Mutrux

Gail Mutrux is president and producer at Pretty Pictures. Recent films include News of the World, based on the National Book Awards finalist by Paulette Jiles, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks. The film was adapted by Academy Award-nominated writer Luke Davies (Lion) and Paul Greengrass. Mick Herron’s spy-thriller series Slow Horses has filmed four seasons thus far for Apple TV, as a limited series starring Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Other films include Tom Hooper’s award-winning The Danish Girl, based on the novel by David Ebershoff and starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, which earned her an Academy Award. Mutrux executive produced David Simon’s six-hour HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, directed by Paul Haggis and starring Oscar Isaac, which earned him a Golden Globe.

Mutrux’s production of the film Kinsey, written and directed by Bill Condon and starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney, was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture – Drama, and four Film Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture.

She produced Nurse Betty, starring Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear. The film won the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival and earned Zellweger a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical.

While at Barry Levinson’s production company Baltimore Pictures, Mutrux developed and produced Robert Redford’s Academy Award-nominated Quiz Show and Mike Newell’s Donnie Brasco, starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. While there, she also developed and produced the Peabody Award-winning television series Homicide: Life on the Street, which ran for seven seasons on NBC.

In 1988, Dustin Hoffman recruited Mutrux to develop and associate produce multiple Academy Award winner Rain Man.

Current projects include Life in a Fishbowl, by Len Vlahos for Amazon Studios, adapted and directed by Alex Fischer and Eleanor Wilson (Save Yourselves!); The Keys to the Street, as a limited series for Searchlight Pictures, based on the Ruth Rendell novel as adapted by Rita Kalnejais (Baby Teeth); The Cradle, written and adapted by Patrick Somerville (Station Eleven); and My Father’s House, to be adapted by Paul Attanasio (Quiz Show and Donnie Brasco).