Hossein Amini is a writer and Executive Producer of ‘The Alienist’ for TNT, Paramount Television, and Anonymous Content.

TNT Producer BiographyEdit

Hossein Amini is a film writer who was nominated for an Oscar for his adaptation of Henry James' classic novel Wings of a Dove, which starred Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roach, and Alison Elliott.

He has also written Jude, starring Kate Winslet and Christopher Ecclestone, which won the Edinburgh Film festival prize for Best British Film, and has worked on Gangs of New York, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as The Four Feathers with Heath Ledger.

In 2011, he wrote the screenplay for Drive starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Film at the BAFTAs in 2012.

In 2014, Amini made his directorial debut with his own adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Two Faces of January, starring Vigo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac.

He is currently working on The Alienist for Paramount and McMafia for Cuba Pictures. [1]

The Alienist Edit


Executive Producer



  1. Hossein Hamini — TNT drama producer bios