Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski met as freshman roommates at USC’s School of Cinema. On a whim, they wrote a screenplay during their senior year, which sold a week after graduation.
As was the case in developing The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for television, they are best known for writing very unusual biopics with larger-than-life characters. They wrote the highly-acclaimed Ed Wood, for which they were nominated for Best Screenplay by the Writers Guild. They followed this with The People vs. Larry Flynt, for which they won the Golden Globe® for Best Screenplay, as well as a special Writers Guild award for civil rights and liberties. They wrote the extremely postmodern Man on the Moon, the life story of Andy Kaufman. Their most recent bio was Big Eyes, the strange-but-true story of Margaret and Walter Keane, for which they were nominated for Best Screenplay by the Independent Spirit Awards. All four bio scripts have been published in book form.
Otherwise, Alexander and Karaszewski are quite eclectic. They wrote the hit Stephen King adaptation 1408. They produced the Bob Crane biopic Auto Focus, and they wrote and directed the comedy Screwed. They have also written numerous family films, including Problem Child, Problem Child 2, Agent Cody Banks and Goosebumps.
Currently, they are writing a feature script on the Patty Hearst kidnapping for FOX 2000.