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Douglas Cook, ‘The Rock’ Screenwriter, Dies at 56

Screenwriter Douglas Cook, whose credits included “The Rock,” died Sunday of undisclosed causes in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 56.

Cook teamed with partner David Weisberg for the scripts for 1996’s “The Rock,” 1999’s “Double Jeopardy” and the upcoming thriller “Criminal.” The duo shared screenplay credit with Mark Rosner on “The Rock,” starring Nicolas Cage.

Cook was represented by Gersh and Benderspink. Services are pending.

Cook’s death evoked tributes on Twitter, including one from “Minions” screenwriter Brian Lynch.

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