The 2020 Black Listing is right here. Now in its 16th version, the annual survey highlights Hollywood execs’ favourite unproduced — or “on the verge of being produced” — screenplays. Sophie Hunter’s “Headhunter,” the story of a “high-functioning cannibal” who “selects his victims based mostly on their Instagram recognition, however finds his habits shaken by a person who desires to be eaten,” tops this yr’s listing with 29 votes. Deadline confirmed the news.
Different women-penned scripts to obtain main love embody Angela Bourassa’s “If You Have been the Final” and Cat Wilkins’ “Two Confronted.” Each landed 25 votes. “If You Have been the Final” sees “two astronauts who assume they’ve been misplaced in house endlessly fall in love, turning into content material with their remoted lives, solely to out of the blue must return to Earth,” and “Two Confronted” follows a highschool senior’s efforts to “get her principal fired after observing racist habits, however she shortly learns he received’t go down with no struggle.” It’s set to be Taraji P. Henson’s function directorial debut.
“Since The Black Listing was launched in 2005, 440-plus Black Listing scripts have been produced, grossing $30 billion on the world field workplace,” Deadline particulars. Former Black Listing titles embody Lena Waithe’s “Queen & Slim,” the story of a Black couple who go on the run after killing a cop in self-defense, and Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Younger Girl,” a revenge story a few once-promising med scholar decided to show predatory males a lesson. Melina Matsoukas went on to direct the previous and Fennell the latter. “Queen & Slim” was launched final yr to rave evaluations and Carey Mulligan-starrer “Promising Younger Girl” opens in theaters December 25.
Head over to Deadline to take a look at extra scripts on the 2020 Black Listing.
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