Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NEWS: Hollywood Blacklist...

Hello all. So, in the rampant release of end of the year lists that has been the case over the past week (mine will be done in 2 weeks or so. A couple days after Christmas), there is one interesting list that was just released today. The Hollywood Blacklist is a list compiled by 250 development executives and high level assistants, and ranks the hottest screenplays currently swimming in the sea I call Hollywood. The scripts were written this year, and will not be released in the calendar year. /film summed it up best, as it's basically the hottest projects in Hollywood that you haven’t heard of yet.

Just to put it into perspective, Juno, Lars and The Real Girl, and Things We Lost In The Fire were on the 2005 list...So, for you Juno fans, me not being one of them, these are your are the top 10...

1. The Beaver by Kyle Killen
A depressed man finds hope in a beaver puppet that he wears on his hand.
Status: Steve Carell is attached to star.

2. The Oranges by Jay Reiss and Ian Helfer
“A man has a romantic relationship with the daughter of a family friend, which turns
their lives upside down.”
Status: Anthony Bregman (Thumbsucker) and Media Rights Capital will produce.

3. Butter by Jason Micallef
“A small town becomes a center for controversy and jealousy as its annual butter carving contest begins.”
Status: Jennifer Garner is in talks to play Laura, Michael De Luca Productions producing.

4. Big Hole by Michael Gilio
“An old cowboy goes on a mission to recover his money after a million dollar sweepstakes scam cleans out his entire bank account.”
Status: Aversano Films (Failure to Launch) is producing.

5. The Low Dweller by Brad Ingelsby
“A man trying to assimilate into society after being released from jail discovers that someone from his past is out to settle a score.”
It’s Like: Unforgiven, only less geriatric. And much less forgiving.
Status: Relativity, Energy Entertainment, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Tony and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions will co-produce.

6. F***buddies by Liz Meriwether
“A guy and a girl struggle to have an to realize they want much more.”
Status: Montecito Picture Company producing.

7. Winter’s Discontent by Paul Fruchbom
“When Herb Winter’s wife of fifty years dies, the faithful but sexually frustrated widower moves into a retirement community to start living the swinging single life.”
Status: Sony’s Atlas Entertainment producing.

8. Broken City by Brian Tucker
“A New York private investigator gets sucked into a shady mayoral election.”

9. I’m With Cancer by Will Reiser
“A autobiographical comic account of one man’s struggle to beat cancer.”
Status: Seth Rogen is producing and signed on to co-star.

10. Our Brand Is Crisis by Peter Straughan
“Based on the eponymous documentary. James Carville and a team of U.S. political consultants travel to South Abecome President of Bolivia.”
Status: Warner Bros and George Clooney’s Company producing.

For the rest of the list, check this link...

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