Read the "Black List: 2021" Screenplays
The 17th edition of "The Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 10, indexed alphabetically, from C to D.
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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", favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2021".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", and Oscar-winner "Spotlight."
Written by: Jessica Granger
In 1992 a seaplane crash in a lakefront community sparks a relationship between three young sisters and the mysterious, injured female pilot.
Written by: Emi Mochizuki | Carrie Wilson
A pregnant couple hoping to start their family in the suburbs find themselves embroiled in a decades long mystery which threatens to shatter their American dream.
Written by: Daniel Jackson
Mentions: 32 (1st overall in 2021)
Under the cruel guidance of a mysterious coach, an ambitious high school wrestler struggles to become a state champion while battling a bizarre infection in his ear that both makes him dominant in his sport and threatens his sanity.
Written by: Justin Kuritzkes
Chicago for One
Written by: Madeleine Paul
Based on Robbie Chernow’s hilarious viral solo adventure, a newly heart-broken groomsman takes Chicago by storm celebrating a solo Bachelor Party Weekend after the rest of the party — including the groom — get stuck over 700 miles away.
The College Dropout
Written by: Thomas Aguilar | Michael Ballin
A young Kanye West’s intimate journey to create his seminal first album that reinvented hip hop music.
Written by: Leigh Cesiro and Erica Matlin
During the summer of 1998, five camp counselors accidentally kill a stranger in the woods.
Written by: Chad Handley
When stranded on the far end of Manhattan by a mysterious city-wide blackout, a group of inner-city middle schoolers must fight through seemingly supernatural forces to make their way back to their parents in the Bronx.
The Devil Herself
Written by: Colin Bannon
When an elite assassin is sent to the haunted Harz Mountains in Germany on an extraction job she intends to be her last, she quickly learns that the local legends about witchcraft are true and must face a sinister supernatural threat.
Written by: Rebecca Webb
Mentions: 25 (3rd overall in 2021)
Patricia Ford feels pretty good about trading her South Boston roots for a "perfect" life on New York’s Upper East Side, until everything falls to shit and her raucous girlfriends throw her a Divorce Party at the home she’s about to lose. As the night goes from wild to totally insane, Patricia takes back control of her life.