Read the "Black List: 2021" Screenplays
The 17th edition of "The Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 11, indexed alphabetically, from H to J.
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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: "The Judge", and "Whiplash."
Hard to Get (fka: Ghosted)
Written by: Dan Schoffer
After Amanda is seemingly ghosted by the man of her dreams, she’s delighted to discover he’s actually been kidnapped — and takes it upon herself to be his rescuer, going on an adventure of epic proportions along the way.
Written by: Michael Golamco
When a bully’s antics land a timid boy in the bottom of a well, his self-proclaimed psychic friend and unknowing crush team up to find him. Based on the 2017 book by Erin Entrada Kelly.
Written by: Brandon Broussard | Hudson Obayuwana | Jana Savage
Mentions: 15 (13th overall in 2021)
Ten years after graduation, one of New York’s most eligible bachelors and his eccentric wanderlust wingman try to pull their recently divorced friend out of his rut by taking him back to Howard University’s legendary Homecoming for the best weekend of their lives.
Hot Girl Summer
Written by: Michelle Askew
After witnessing a drug deal gone wrong, thirteen-year-old (and exceptionally awkward) Beatrice accidentally finds herself in the middle of an underground drug ring...and on the perfect route to having a proper hot girl summer.
Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel
Written by: Michael Shanks
A man wakes up trapped in a mysterious hotel room. All alone in a mind-bending prison, his only chance for escape is teamwork: with himself.
A Hufflepuff Love Story
Written by: Sophia Lopez
Unpopular Hogwarts student Finn blames everything bad in his life on being sorted into Hufflepuff rather than Gryffindor with Harry Potter and the cool kids. So when he discovers a chance to go back in time and fix that, he takes it — only to discover things aren’t quite as simple as he’d imagined.
Written by: Tricia Lee
The true story of American Idol viral sensation, William Hung.
In the End
Written by: Brian T. Arnold
Mentions: 17 (9th overall in 2021)
In the near future, terminal patients are given the opportunity to go out with a bang with personalized VR "perfect endings." But when the best Transition Specialist gets far too close to a patient, he finds himself questioning everything in his life.
Written by: Ola Shokunbi
An art thief who takes priceless objects from museums and private collections and redistributes them to their original countries of ownership is tracked by a dogged FBI Agent across the globe.
It Was You
Written by: William Yu
With the future of Manhattan’s Chinatown at stake, a stubborn store clerk battles against an innovative CEO’s expansion plan, while both are unaware they’ve been falling in love with each other on a new, anonymous dating app.
Written by: Matthew Kic | Mike Sorce
A young woman and her devoted boyfriend’s lives are dramatically altered by a medical procedure that could potentially quadruple their lifespans.