Read the "Black List: 2021" Screenplays
The 17th edition of "The Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are the first 10, indexed alphabetically, from A to B.
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Discover more about the "Black List: 2021" scripts
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 certain 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" (call it a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2021".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and, perhaps, get made. Past picks include: "Eli," and "White Boy Rick."
(Dennis Rodman's) 48 Hours in Vegas
Written by: Jordan VanDina
Before Game 7 of the NBA finals, Dennis Rodman tells Phil Jackson he needs 48 hours in Vegas. What follows is a surreal adventure with his skittish assistant GM that involves a bull rodeo, parachuting out of a Ferrari and building a friendship that neither one of them ever thought was possible but will end up solving both of their problems.
Abbi and the Eighth Wonder
Written by: Matt Roller
When a misogynist explorer meets his sudden (and violent) end, his long-overlooked understudy seizes the moment and embarks on an adventure that will earn her a place in the annals of history.
Written by: Alex Convery
Mentions: 13 (16th overall in 2021)
An Ideal Woman
Written by: Laura Kosann
Written by: Jeremy Robbins
When an adrenaline junkie sets out to conquer a menacing river, she discovers that nature isn’t the only thing out for blood.
Written by: Justin Piasecki
A naval engineer and her crew find themselves trapped in a deadly game on a shipping vessel in the middle of the Atlantic when they learn a series of car bombs are hidden amongst the thousands of vehicles on board.
Written by: Evan Ari Kelman
When his young son is viciously murdered by a classmate, a grieving father with a history of violence kidnaps the child responsible, igniting a frenzied manhunt fueled by a powerful politician — the father of the kidnapped boy.
Written by: Hannah MesconDreux Moreland
An absurdist biopic chronicling the many rises and falls of Donald Trump, culminating with that fateful night at the 2011 Correspondent’s Dinner.
Written by: Chris Grillot
A young college student is forced to confront her family’s dark past when a mysterious stalker appears, derailing her life and sending her spiraling into a web of anxiety and paranoia.
Written by: Alexandra Serio
Awkward and lonely, Jared is only able to find a community online — until the day he realizes that his favorite Youtuber lives nearby. Desperate for a connection, he becomes determined to find a way into her life... whether she wants it or not.