Screenplays on this Year's Black List
Franklin Leonard sent out his sixth annual Black List Monday, christening the best un-produced screenplays, as weighed in by a number of development executives. Read the full list here.
No. 1 on this year's list is Wes Jones' College Republicans, a fictionalized tale of Karl Rove's collegiate days. No. 2 is Jackie by Noah Oppenheim, which takes place in the days following President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
The list also includes Stoker, which is about a teenage girl who must deal with her mysterious uncle after her dad dies. It's Prison Break star Wentworth Miller's screenwriting debut.
Dante Harper's All You Need Is Kill, the adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's 2004 sci-fi alien novel that has already purchased by Warner Bros. for seven figures, has also been named. J.C. Chandor's Margin Call, which chronicles the last 24 hours at now-defunct investment bank Lehman Brothers, also made the list. The Kevin Spacey and Paul Bettany starrer will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
(Per the list's rules, the film can't be released in theaters in the same calendar year it's been nominated.)
Lars and the Real Girl, Juno, The Kite Runner, State of Play, The Social Network and Things We Lost in the Fire made the list in years' past.