The Black List 2017 Screenplays Unveiled (LIVE)

This year’s The Black List, the annual rundown of Hollywood’s top screenplays that haven’t been produced, is dropping this morning beginning at 9 AM. The full rankings of this year’s 76 scripts, with rankings and agency and management stats, will be revealed at noon PT, so keep checking back.

Last year, Elyse Hollander’s Madonna biopic of sorts Blond Ambition was the top-ranked script. Among those tied for second: the Pentagon Papers movie The Post, the Liz Hannah script that is now firmly in the Oscar buzz mix as a Steven Spielberg-directed movie starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Strep, and Dan Fogelman’s Life, Itself, which Amazon just won rights to in a heated auction for $10 million.

Voting for the list comes from more than 275 film execs at production and finance companies, and founder Franklin Leonard says 334 scripts from the previous 12 lists have been become produced feature films.

Here’s this year’s list as it comes in random order, with the rankings to follow:

The Boxer – Justine Juel Gillmer
The Sleepover – Sarah Rothschild
On – Ryan Jennifer Jones
Key of Genius – Daniel Persitz and Devon Kliger
The Prospect – Ben Epstein
Ruin – Matthew Firpo and Ryan Firpo
Hughes – Andrew Rothchild
The Mother – Misha Green
When Lightning Strikes – Anna Klassen
Innocent Monsters – Elaina Perpelitt
Skyward – Joe Ballarini
The Expansion Project – Leo Sardarian
Meat – Logan Martin
The Poison Squad – Dreux Moreland and Joey DePaolo
When In Doubt, Seduce – Allie Hagan
Call Jane – Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi
Kill Shelter – Eric Beu and Greg Martin
Hack – Mike Schneider
Trapline – Brett Treacy and Dan Woodward
Valedictorian – Cosmo Carlson
Jihotties – Molly Prather
The Great Nothing – Cesar Vitale
The Grown Up – Natalie Krinsky
Heart of the Beast – Cameron Alexander

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