Josh Grode
Alex J. Berliner
United States

Legendary Entertainment



Before scoring six Oscars and a $402 million worldwide gross with Denis Villeneuve’s epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” Grode announced the mini-major studio would extend the IP via HBO Max prequel series “Dune: The Sisterhood” (working title), with two-time Emmy winner Johan Renck (“Chernobyl”) executive producing and directing the first two episodes. He also has “Dune: Part Two” in production for a November 2023 release. At the same time, Grode is growing Legendary’s “Monsterverse” with an upcoming Apple TV+ “Godzilla and the Titans” live-action series, starring Kurt and Wyatt Russell, and a “Godzilla vs. Kong” sequel due in March 2024. The company is also expanding its global TV footprint with a joint venture to develop and produce German-language projects with Berlin-based independent producer and distributor Tobis, launched in July 2022. 


  • Legendary Entertainment
  • Irell & Manella LLP


  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Legendary Entertainment Eyes Attorney Josh Grode as CEO

Legendary Entertainment Eyes Attorney Josh Grode as CEO

Josh Grode, an attorney at Irell & Manella, is being courted to take over as CEO of Legendary Entertainment, Variety has confirmed. He has represented the studio behind "Kong: Skull Island" and "Pacific Rim."If Grode accepts an offer, he will replace Thomas Tull, who left the company earlier this year. Tull founded Legendary and transformed it from a film financier into a company that developed its own projects. But results were mixed. Legendary scored with "Kong: Skull Island" and "Godzilla,"...


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