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The Black List of 2009 - Part 2

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Black List of 2009 continues with the screenplays that received the most votes from 300+ Hollywood professionals. Miss the first part of The Black List? It's right here.

 

12 VOTES:

 

CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack
“A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.”
Overture. Team Todd producing.

CONVICTION by Jonathan Herman
“After serving five years in prison after a botched heist, a mastermind bank robber is forced by a tenacious FBI agent to entrap his former protege who has embarked on a multi-million-dollar bank-robbing spree.”
Warner Brothers. Silver Pictures producing.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH by Jared Stern
“A suburban ‘neighborhood watch’ group, actually a front for dads to get some male bonding time away from the family, uncovers a plot bent on destroying the world.”
Fox. 21 Laps Entertainment producing.

 

13 VOTES:

 

BOOK SMART by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins
“Two overachieving high school seniors realize the only thing they haven't accomplished is having boyfriends, and each resolves to find one by prom.”
Fox. Handsomecharlie Films producing.

THE ISOLATE THIEF
by Kevin Leffler
“In the dead of winter in the middle of the U.S. Civil War, a young man tries to hide the gold he stole from rogue soldiers who have taken over his remote house.”
Hawk Koch producing.

MOTOR CITY by Chad St. John
“A small time hood is framed and sent to prison, only to exact revenge years later.”
Warner Brothers. Dark Castle Entertainment producing.

THEY FALL BY NIGHT by Zach Baylin
“A burned out detective investigates the kidnapping of a socialite couple's child.”
Di Bonaventura Pictures producing

 

14 VOTES:

 

MIXTAPE by Stacey Menear
“A thirteen year old outcast finds a mixtape that belonged to the deceased parents she never knew, accidentally destroys it, and uses the song list to go on a journey to find all the music in an attempt to get to know her parents.”
Jim Wedaa producing.

 

15 VOTES:

 

TOY’S HOUSE by Chris Galletta
“When fourteen year old Joe Toy and his buddies tire of their parents overbearing ways, they decide to build their own house in the woods, away from the restraints of the lives they have come to know.”
Big Beach Productions

 

17 VOTES:

 

PAWN SACRIFICE by Steve Knight
“The life story of chess legend Bobby Fischer leading up to his historic world championship match against Boris Spassky.”
Sony Pictures. Maguire Entertainment producing.

WHEN CORRUPTION WAS KING by Frank Baldwin
“A scrappy lawyer from Chicago's South Side rises to be a trusted attorney for the Outfit – the mob that controls the city through an elaborate web of bribery, voterigging and violence – until he turns state's witness and brings the whole corrupt system to its knees.”
Paramount Pictures. Temple Hill Entertainment producing.

 

18 VOTES:

 

DOC AND HOWIE WHACK A GRANNY by Steve Leff
“Two men, Doc and Howie, inadvertently kill an elderly woman when they neglect to help her carry groceries up stairs. The incident puts them in position to get closer to the woman's attractive granddaughters, and they struggle with deciding whether to tell the women the truth about the circumstances under which they met.”
The Montecito Picture Company producing.

 

19 VOTES:

 

BY WAY OF HELENA by Matthew Cooke
“A Texas Ranger and his wife move to a frontier town to investigate the disappearance of Mexicans in the area, and soon find themselves caught in the cult of personality that rules the area.”
Sergei Gordeev producing.

THE DAYS BEFORE
by Chad St. John
“A man who possesses a time travel device uses it to go back in time to prevent an alien invasion.”
Warner Brothers. Hollywood Gang Productions producing.

 

21 VOTES:

 

THE GUNSLINGER by John Hlavin
“A tough ex-Texas Ranger has unfinished business with the Mexican gangsters who tortured his brother to death, and when they kidnap his brother's young son, he comes after them with everything he has got.”
Warner Brothers. Mad Chance Productions producing.

 

22 VOTES:

 

DESPERADOS by Ellen Rapoport
“After a woman sends an indignant email to her new beau, who's gone radio silent postsex, she discovers he's comatose in a Mexican hospital and races south of the border with her friends in tow to intercept the email before he recovers.”
Universal Pictures. Blumhouse and the Mark Gordon Company producing.

 

23 VOTES:

 

L.A. REX by Will Beall
“Based on the author’s book of the same name. A young gangster goes to work in the LAPD as a mole investigating a crime against the head of the Mexican mafia but learns more about justice than he expected from his seasoned partner.”
Scott Rudin Productions producing.

 

24 VOTES:

 

LONDONGRAD by David Scarpa
“Based on the book by Alan Cowell. The story of the life and subsequent poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko, a former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service, who escaped prosecution in Russia and received political asylum in the United Kingdom.”
Warner Brothers. Initial Entertainment Group and Infinitum Nihil producing.

 

27 VOTES:

 

CEDAR RAPIDS by Phil Johnston
“After his co-worker dies from auto-erotic asphyxiation, an emotionally stunted insurance salesman from small town Wisconsin takes the man’s place at the division insurance convention in Iowa City, IA, only to find himself coming out of his shell as he bonds with his fellow conventioneers and gradually uncovers a money laundering scheme involving his employer.”
Fox Searchlight. Ad Hominem Enterprises producing.

 

35 VOTES:

 

PRISONERS by Aaron Guzikowski
“After his six-year-old daughter and her friend are kidnapped, a small town carpenter butts heads with a young, brash detective in charge of the investigation. Feeling failed by the law, he captures the man he believes responsible, holding him captive in a desperate attempt to find out what he did with the girls, whom he's convinced are still alive. But the further he's forced to go to get the man to confess, the closer he comes to losing his soul.”
Warner Brothers. Alcon Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment and Kira Davis producing.

 

40 VOTES:

 

THE VOICES by Michael Perry
“A disturbed man attempts to walk the straight-and-narrow while receiving advice from his ‘talking’ pets.”
Vertigo Entertainment producing.

 

42 VOTES:

 

THE SOCIAL NETWORK by Aaron Sorkin
“The story of the founders of the social networking website Facebook and how overnight success and wealth changed their lives.”
Sony. Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Cean Chaffin, and Dana Brunetti producing
 

47 VOTES:

 

THE MUPPET MAN by Christopher Weekes
“The life story and tragic early death of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets.”
Jim Henson Company producing.

 

Miss something? Go back and read the first part of The Black List of 2009.

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