The Black List: 2017 Screenplays • Part 5

The Black List 2017 screenplays part 5.

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The 13th edition of the "Black List" features 76 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 11, indexed alphabetically, from L to N.

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What is "Black List" you ask? To find out how it all works, scroll down a little bit.

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Discover more about the "Black List: 2017" screenplays

Unsure about exactly what is the "Black List"? Read on.

Consider the name ironic. This isn't a list of scripts written by those who are unwelcome in the industry. Rather, the "Black List" is a compilation of "most liked" unproduced screenplays from a particular year. Screenwriters, young and old, repped or voiceless, submit their works for consideration.

Annually, since 2005, film industry executives read hundreds of screenplays and choose which ones are their favorite. Referred to as a "mention", favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2017".

Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "My Friend Dahmer," and "Demolition."

Let Her Speak

Written by: Mario Correa

Mentions: 42 (2nd overall in 2017)

The story of Senator Wendy Davis and her 24-hour filibuster to save 75% of abortion clinics in Texas.


Written by: Darby Kealey

Mentions: 9

The story of Nancy Wake, the most decorated servicewoman in World War II, who led resistance fighters in a series of dangerous missions in Nazi-occupied France.


Written by: Will Beall

Mentions: 8

A rogue cop suffers a gunshot wound in 1987 and wakes from a coma thirty years later, where he is partnered with a mild-mannered progressive detective–his son.

Little Boy

Written by: Hayley Schore | Roshan Sethi

Mentions: 6

The true story of the man who dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and his unexpected journey back to ground zero.

The Lodge (2019)

Written by: Veronika Franz | Severin Fiala (Previous draft and original idea by Sergio Casci)

Mentions: 7

A supernatural evil haunts a woman and her stepchildren in a cabin on Christmas.

Mad, Bad, And Dangerous To Know

Written by: Jade Bartlett

Mentions: 12

Based on the book trilogy Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know by Chloe J. Esposito. An underdog identical twin accidentally kills her too-perfect sister only to discover murder suits her as she becomes compulsively embroiled in the life of a mafia assassin.

The Man from Tomorrow

Written by: Jordan Barel

Mentions: 10

The story of visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk, who after being ousted from PayPal, guides SpaceX through it turbulent early years while simultaneously building Tesla.


Written by: Logan Martin

Mentions: 7

A misanthropic man notices bizarre changes in himself, his wife, and the animals inhabiting the territory around their homestead as they attempt to survive self-imposed isolation.

The Mother (2022)

Written by: Misha Green

Mentions: 13

A female assassin comes out of hiding to protect the pre-teen daughter she gave up years before.


Written by: Heather Quinn

Mentions: 10

To combat crime in near-future Los Angeles, the FBI creates supercops based on specific genetic sequences. To their shock, their best candidate is a vulgar stripper named Moxie.


Written by: Ben Jacoby

Mentions: 15

On November 22nd, 1963, Walter Cronkite puts everything on the line to get the story right as a president is killed, a frightened nation weeps, and television comes of age.

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