Ben Ripley is an American screenwriter. His birthplace was Lawrenceville in New Jersey. He is famous for
Source Code. He completed his graduation from Stanford University. During his school, he worked as a worker in different industries, while continuing his interest in writing. Later, he attended the University of Southern California in Television and Cinema. In 2002, he sold his first picture, In Vitro, to 21st Century Fox. He has been active in the Hollywood industry for several years. He says that there is always a path that opens up for you. Everyone has to see that and choose that to achieve your dreams.
Coming to his career, in 2004, he wrote Species III. It is a science-fiction drama that was directed by Brad Turner. David Dwiggins and Frank Mancuso Jr produced it. He chose Natasha Henstridge, Sunny Mabrey, Robin Dunne, Amelia Cooke, John Paul Pitoc, and
Robert Knepper as the stars. It aired on Syfy, an American channel, on 27th of November, in 2004. It was shot in high-quality, HD. On Rotten Tomatoes, it was rated 33% because of six reviews.
In 2007, he wrote Species: the Awakening. Nick Lyon directed it. Helena Mattsson, Ben Cross, Marlene Favela Dominic Keating, and Adam Wylie featured in it. It aired on Sci Fi Channel on 29th of September, 2007, and later released on DVDs on 2nd of October, in 2007. Frank Mancuso Junior made it. The title of the picture was not fixed at the starting and started from Species IV, Species Quattro and then the present name. It had different names at the time of its release.
In 2008, he wrote
The Watch. Clea Duvall, Elizabeth Whitmere, and James A. Woods are the stars. It released on 2nd of March, 2008, in the USA, and on 25th of April, 2008, in Canada. Jim Donovan directed it and
Matt LeBlanc produced it.
In 2011, Ripley screen played the Source Code under the direction of
Duncan Jones, and chose
Vera Farmiga, and
Michelle Monaghan to work in it. Critics gave positive reviews and it was successful at the box office. It was made under The Mark Gordon Company Productions. It was ranked one in the blacklist of Hollywood. On Rotten Tomatoes, it had scored 92%, and Metacritic gave it 74 marks out of 100.
In 2015, he wrote ‘Boychoir’, under Francois Girard.
Dustin Hoffman, Debra Winger, and
Kathy Bates appeared in the film and it was shown at the Toronto International Cinema Festival on 5th of September, 2014.