The Black List was compiled from the suggestions of over 300 film , each of whom contributed the names of up to ten of their favorite scripts that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2011 and will not have begun principal photography during this year.

This year, scripts had to receive at least six mentions to be included on the The Black List.
All reasonable effort has been made to confirm the information contained herein. The Black List apologizes for all misspellings, misattributions, incorrect representation identification, and questionable 2011 affiliations.

It has been said many times, but it’s worth repeating:

The Black List is not a “best of “ list. It is, at best, a “most liked” list.


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by Graham Moore
The story of British WWII cryptographer Alan Turing, who cracked the German Enigma code and later poisoned himself after being criminally pros¬ecuted for being a homosexual..

AGENCY: | JP Evans, Jacqueline Sacerio
MANAGEMENT: The Safran Company |Tom Drumm
FINANCIER: Warner Brothers
PRODUCER: Ido Ostrowsky, Nora Grossman


WHEN THE STREETLIGHTS GO ON by Chris Hutton, Eddie O’Keefe
In the early 1980s, a town suffers through the aftermath of a brutal murder of a high school girl and a teacher.

AGENCY: WME |Simon Faber, Sarah Self
MANAGEMENT: Tariq Merhab Management | Tariq Merhab
PRODUCER: Imagine Entertainment


by Evan Susser, Van Robichaux
A satirical behind the scenes look at the making of Star Wars through the eyes of Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca.

AGENCY: WME | Mike Esola
MANAGEMENT: Industry Entertainment | Jess Rosenthal


by Andrew Baldwin
In post World War II , an American former prisoner-of-war rises in the yakuza.

AGENCY: |Jay Baker, John Garvey
MANAGEMENT: Anonymous Content | Bard Dorros, David Kanter
FINANCIER: Warner Brothers
PRODUCER: Linson Entertainment


by Matthew Aldrich
A man goes on a three state crime spree with an
accomplice, his eleven year old daughter.

AGENCY: | John Garvey, Stuart Manashil
MANAGEMENT: Silent R Management | Jewerl Ross
FINANCIER: Warner Brothers
PRODUCER: Pearl Street Productions


by Mike Jones
An alternate telling of the historic APOLLO 11 mission to land on the moon that examines what might have happened if the astronauts had crash landed there.

AGENT: David Kopple, JP Evans, Matt Rosen
MANAGEMENT: The Gotham Group | Lindsay Williams
PRODUCER: FilmNation


by John Scott 3
As a “walking dead” virus spreads across the country, a farm family helps their eldest daughter come to terms with her infection as she slowly becomes a flesh-eating zombie.

AGENCY: | Billy Hawkins, Dan Rabinow
MANAGEMENT: Sly Predator | Trevor Kaufman
FINANCIER: Pierre-Ange Le Pogam
PRODUCER: Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Trevor Kaufman, Matthew Baer

by Michael Mitnick
Based on the true story of the race between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to develop a practical system of electricity and sell their respective inventions to the country and the world.

AGENCY: WME | Simon Faber
MANAGEMENT: Fourth Floor Productions | Jeff Silver


THE END by Aron Eli Coleite
Four people — a veteran broadcaster in London, a sixteen year old girl and her boyfriend in Ann Arbor, and a devoted family man in Shanghai — each try to make peace with their lives before an interstellar event ends the world in six hours.

AGENCY: | Matt Rosen, Martin Spencer
FINANCIER: Warner Brothers


by Chad Feehan
Teenage siblings suspect they’ve been ripped off by the town undertaker, but what they discover is much more sinister than either imagined.

AGENT: Matt Rosen, Jacqueline Sacerio
MANAGEMENT: Management 360 | Guymon Casady, Mary Lee
FINANCIER: Vendome Pictures

by Keith Bunin
A mysterious stranger who possibly has the power to channel the souls of the dead changes the lives of everyone in a small Nebraska town, especially a young widow and her 11-year-old son.

AGENCY: | Rowena Arguelles
MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone | Alex Lerner, Sean Perrone
PRODUCER: A Likely Story, Mandalay Pictures


by Arash Amel
Grace Kelly, age 33 and having given up her acting career to focus on being a full time princess, uses her political maneuvering behind the scenes to save Monaco while French Leader Charles de Gaulle and Monaco’s Prince Rainier III are at odds over the princi¬pality’s standing as a tax haven.

AGENCY: | Rich Green, Matt Rosen
FINANCIER: Pierre-Ange Le Pogam
PRODUCER: Pierre-Ange Le Pogam

A savvy girl who is pessimistic about love finds the perfect guy and decides to use her internet research skills to turn herself into his perfect match.

AGENCY: WME | Cliff Roberts
PRODUCER: Gary Sanchez


by Larry Brenner
A group of people struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse make an alliance with a vampire, trading themselves as food in exchange for protection since zombies don’t eat vampire.

AGENCY: | Martin Spencer, Jacqueline Sacerio
MANAGEMENT: Magnet Management | Mitch Solomon


: by Michael Vukadinovich
A prequel to the story of Pinocchio in which
Geppetto endures a life of misfortune, war, and ad¬venture, all to be with Julia Moon, his true love.

AGENCY: ICM | Ava Jamshidi
PRODUCER: 21 Laps Entertainment

by Ed Whitworth
Based on the true story of Colin Powell questioning the Bush administration leading up to his United Nations presentation where he made the case for going to war with Iraq.

AGENCY: WME | David Karp, Cliff Roberts, Dan Cohan
MANAGEMENT: Circle of Confusion | Ashley Berns
PRODUCER: Spirit Dance Entertainment


by Christopher Cantwell, Christopher Rogers
A rookie cop and his potential flame witness JFK gunned down from the grassy knoll on November 22, 1963. Within hours, they’re on the run from the murderers who desperately need them silenced.

AGENCY: ICM | Aaron Hart
MANAGEMENT: Management 360 | Jennifer Graham, Chris Huvane
PRODUCER: Management 360


by Ed Solomon
A child prodigy tries to take control of his life away from his demanding parents.

AGENCY: | Jay Baker, Todd Feldman, David O’Connor
PRODUCER: Escape Artists

by E Nicholas Mariani
A small town crippled by WWI and the Spanish flu finds itself facing major moral questions and a brutal invading force when a young girl shows up on a rancher’s doorstep covered in blood.

AGENCY: UTA | Charles Ferraro, Jenny Maryasis
MANAGEMENT: Circle of Confusion | Britton Rizzio
PRODUCER: Infinitum Nihil

by Chris Shafer, Paul Vicknair
When a charming heartbreaker finally meets a girl he can’t have, he discovers the true meaning of love by living out other people’s love and writing his own.

AGENCY: UTA | Jon Huddle, Jason Burns, Max Michael
MANAGEMENT: Brillstein Entertainment Partners | Missy Malkin
PRODUCER: Wonderland Sound and Vision

by Daniel Sterling
A political journalist courts his old babysitter, who is now the United States secretary of state.

AGENCY: UTA | Julien Thuan
PRODUCER: Point Grey Pictures

by Jonathan Stokes
After his team is ambushed and killed in Pakistan, a young army ranger must escort the world’s most wanted terrorist over dangerous terrain in order to bring him to justice. While being hunted by both of their enemies, they must find a way to work together in order to survive.

AGENCY: UTA | Ramses Ishak, Michael Sheresky, Geoff Morley
MANAGEMENT: Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

by Justin Malen
Two brothers, raised to believe their biological father died, find out their mother slept with many powerful and famous men in the 1970s, and the siblings hit the road to find their real father.

AGENCY: Verve | Bill Weinstein, Rob Herting
MANAGEMENT: H2F | Chris Fenton
FINANCIER: Paramount
PRODUCER: The Montecito Picture Company

by Will Fetters
The true story of Norman Ollestad’s relationship with his father, who thrust the boy into the world of extreme surfing and competitive downhill skiing at the age of three. But it was that experience that allowed an 11-year old Norman to survive a plane crash amidst a blizzard in the San Gabriel mountains.

AGENCY: WME | Elia Infascelli-Smith
MANAGEMENT: 3 Arts Entertainment | Oliver Obst
FINANCIER: Warner Brothers
PRODUCER: Billy Gerber


by Howard Overman
A hapless and broken hearted barista is visited by two bad-ass soldiers from the future who tell him mankind is doomed, and he alone can save them.

AGENCY: UTA | Julien Thuan
PRODUCER: Matt Tolmach Productions


by Natalie Krinsky
Lucy, a twenty-eight year old junior curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, is sleeping with her boss. When he dumps her she begins a collection of “break up items” and starts a blog which goes viral.

AGENCY: | Jessica Matthews
The Gotham Group | Jim Garavente, Jeremy Bell

by Ted Melfi
When a twelve year old boy in need of a babysitter moves in next door to a misanthropic aging retiree whose life mainly consists of gambling, hookers, and drinking, the elder becomes an unlikely mentor to the boy.

AGENCY: UTA | Ramses Ishak, Michael Sheresky
MANAGEMENT: Infinity Management International | Jon Karas
PRODUCER: Chernin Entertainment, Crescendo Productions

by Quentin Tarantino
A freed slave named Django is trained as a bounty hunter by a German dentist named Schultz, and the two men set out to find Django’s enslaved wife.

AGENCY: WME | Mike Simpson
FINANCIER: The Weinstein Company, Sony
PRODUCER: Double Feature , The Weinstein Company


by Bill Dubuque
The Treasury Department pursues a brilliant, autistic accountant who doubles as an assassin and “problem-solves” with precision in more ways than one.

AGENCY: Paradigm | Trevor Astbury
MANAGEMENT: Zero Gravity Management | Eric Williams
PRODUCER: Silverwood

by Kelly Marcel
The story of how Walt Disney got the rights for Mary Poppins.

AGENCY: WME | Phil Raskind, David Karp


by Chuck Maclean
An Irish family in the 1970s, dealing with the loss of their father and the busing of black kids into white neighbor-hoods, decides to blow up all the bridges in Boston.

AGENCY: | Billy Hawkins
MANAGEMENT: Oasis Media Group
MANAGER: Allison Doyle, Ben Rowe

by Craig Zahler
A cop is pulled into an underworld that brutally murders people to extort money out of others.

AGENCY: UTA | Julien Thuan, Emerson Davis
MANAGEMENT: Caliber Media | Dallas Sonnier
PRODUCER: Michael De Luca Productions

by Brandon Willer
A former FBI psychologist is called in to investigate when a young girl goes missing after the apparent murder of her father and brother by two strangers in a small Oklahoma town.

AGENCY: WME | Phil D’amecourt, Jeff Gorin
MANAGEMENT: Benderspink | Jake Weiner
PRODUCER: Tower Hill, Benderspink, Charlize Theron

by Chris McCoy
Four overachieving high school students in Cape Cod reinvent themselves during the summer after graduation.

AGENCY: WME | Simon Faber, Jeff Gorin, Sharon Jackson
MANAGEMENT: The Gotham Group | Shawn Simon
PRODUCER: Depth of Field


by Ali Waller, Morgan Murphy
A recently divorced author is stunned when his ex writes a popular book about their breakup, and he has to keep that fact secret from his new girlfriend, who works for the book’s publisher.

AGENCY: | Bill Zotti, Andy Elkins

by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
An elevated horror-thriller about a family hiding in a bomb shelter after escaping a mysterious outbreak.

AGENCY: Paradigm | Chris Smith
MANAGEMENT: MXN | Mason Novick
FINANCIER: Warner Brothers
PRODUCER: Mason Novick, Roy Lee, Lawrence Grey

by John Phillips
A young groom engaged to a demanding woman is forced to spend the week before his wedding with his half-blind, half-crazy, and wholly horny grandfather. Through this wild journey, his grandfather shows him how to take life by the balls and lead with his heart.

AGENCY: UTA | Jon Huddle, Steven Fisher
FINANCIER: Universal
PRODUCER: Josephson Entertainment

by Allen Bey, Brandon Bestenheider
A family has to defend themselves from the Grims, strange creatures who attack Earth and kill thousands one night every year.

AGENCY: Verve | Bryan Besser
FINANCIER: Universal
PRODUCER: Marc Platt Productions, Unbroken Pictures


by Michael Starrbury
A retired hitman gets roped back into his old trade in order to save his friend’s life and quickly finds himself caught in a struggle trying to finish the , and get his family out of Chicago alive at the same time.

AGENCY: | Bill Zotti, Dan Rabinow
MANAGEMENT: Caliber Media | Dallas Sonnier, Julian Rosenberg
PRODUCER: Tripp Vinson, One Race

by Mike Lesieur
Grief stricken over his wife leaving him, a man finds solace in an odd activity…swiping figurines of flamingos.

AGENCY: | Rich Green, Adam Kanter
MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone | Sean Perrone
PRODUCER: Kaplan/Perrone, Red Hour

by Mark Hammer
After an extremely regrettable one night stand, two strangers wake up to find themselves snowed in after sleeping through a blizzard that put all of Manhattan on ice. They’re now trapped together in a tiny apartment, forced to get to know each other way more than any one night stand should.

AGENCY: UTA | Carolyn Sivitz
MANAGEMENT: The Safran Company | Tom Drumm

SEX TAPE by Kate Angelo
When a married couple make a sex tape to spice up their relationship, it disappears, and they are frantic to get it back.

AGENCY: UTA | Jason Burns
PRODUCER: Escape Artists

by Alex Paraskevas, Jordan Goldberg
Four hardened detectives race to apprehend a relentless spree-killer who’s executing victims from Queens to Southampton in the span of a single day.

AGENCY: UTA | Rebecca Ewing, Keya Khayatian
MANAGEMENT: Oasis Media Group | Ben Rowe
PRODUCER: Oasis Media Group

by Michael Diliberti
A down and out brother and sister go to Miami to sell a duffel bag of cocaine that they found in the trunk of a corvette left them by their dead father.

AGENCY: WME | Phil Raskind, Simon Faber
MANAGEMENT: New School Media | Brian Levy
PRODUCER: Scott Aversano Productions


by Brian Duffield
After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn’t seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the .

AGENCY: Gersh | Devra Lieb, Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank
MANAGEMENT: Circle of Confusion | Zach Cox, Noah Rosen

by Stefan Jaworski
An FBI interrogates an amnesiac, sole survivor of a Boston bombing in order to prevent future terrorist attacks.

AGENCY: Paradigm | Trevor Astbury, Valarie Phillips, Ida Ziniti
PRODUCER: Davis Entertainment

The world of high-stakes finance collides with that of high-priced hitmen when an ousted CEO decides to hire an assassin to kill the corporate raider who stole his company.

AGENCY: UTA | Ramses Ishak, Michael Sheresky, Geoff Morley
MANAGEMENT: Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver
FINANCIER: Warner Brothers
PRODUCER: KatzSmith Productions

by Will Honley
A former NASA pilot with amnesia – also the first person to the speed of light – realizes he has the ability to back in time and along the way rediscovers his love for his wife.

AGENCY: Verve | Adam Levine
MANAGEMENT: Nuclear Entertainment | Nick Fariabi, Jesse Silver

by Brandon Murphy, Phil Murphy
A fully functioning alcoholic meets the girl of his dreams and soon discovers that there’s a lot more at stake than love if he doesn’t clean up his act.

AGENCY: WME | Rich Cook
MANAGEMENT: Mosaic | Langley Perer
FINANCIER: Mandate Pictures
PRODUCER: Greg Shapiro

by Harper Dill
After a humiliating episode in , a young woman returns to her hometown and tries to deal with her alcoholism.

AGENCY: WME | Sarah Self, Jeff Gorin, Sharon Jackson
MANAGER: Mike Dill
PRODUCER: Marc Platt Productions, Neda Armian


by Sarah Conradt
A teenage girl heads to a remote cabin in the moun¬tains with her father and new stepmother — an experience the father hopes will bond the two ladies. But when a mysterious wounded Park Ranger shows up, family bonding will be the least of their concerns.

AGENCY: | Jacqueline Sacerio
MANAGEMENT: Hopscotch Pictures | Sukee Chew
FINANCIER: Lionsgate (distribution) | Wind Dancer (financing)
PRODUCER: Sherryl Clark, Hopscotch Pictures

by Ryan Engle
When a powerful and mysterious force invades an American city, a young father must traverse the battle-torn city in an effort to save his wounded wife and rescue their stranded children. In the process, our hero becomes the target of an enemy who will stop at nothing to kill him.

AGENCY: Original Artists | Chris Sablan, Matt Leipzig
MANAGEMENT: Mosaic | Michael Lasker, Langley Perer

— BOB HOPE IN KOREA by Ben Schwartz
Young Larry Gelbart goes on tour with his idol Bob Hope in the middle of the Korean War and learns the true price of patriotism.

AGENCY: The Nethercott Agency | Gayla Nethercott
PRODUCER: Jon Shestack Productions, Pink Slip Productions

by Jenee LaMarque
When a woman’s identical “prettier” twin sister dies, the woman assumes her sister’s identity, moving into her apartment and the big city.

AGENCY: UTA | Carolyn Sivitz
MANAGEMENT: Management 360 | Mary Lee, Daniel Rappaport
PRODUCER: RCR Pictures, Steven J Berger

by Andrew Dodge
The bastard child of the organizer of the national spelling bee gets his revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win the bee as an adult, only to find friendship in a young Indian contestant.

AGENCY: UTA | Carolyn Sivitz
MANAGEMENT: Fourth Floor Productions | Jeff Silver

by Imran Zaidi
A high school couple and two of their friends ditch school to catch a special preview screening of Jurassic Park.

AGENCY: UTA | Jason Burns, Jenny Maryasis
MANAGEMENT: Management 360 | Darin Friedman

by Ian Fried
Secretly imprisoned in a London insane asylum, the infamous Jack the Ripper helps Scotland Yard investigators solve a series of grisly murders whose victims all share one thing in common: dual puncture wounds to the neck.

AGENCY: WME | Dan Cohan, Mike Esola
MANAGEMENT: Prolific | Will Rowbotham


by Dave Cohen
A Frankenstein-like tale of a scientist who develops a powerful new drug that brings his son back to life after he dies in a terrible car accident. Unfortunately, the desperate experiment of a loving father leads to the creation of a flesh-eating zombie epidemic with horrific consequences.

AGENCY: ICM | Kathleen Remington, Emile Gladstone
MANAGEMENT: Generate | Jeremy Platt

The world’s best bodyguard must protect his arch nemesis, the world’s top assassin…so he can testify against a brutal dictator and save his wife.

AGENCY: UTA | Charles Ferraro, Barbara Dreyfus, Emerson Davis
MANAGEMENT: Industry Entertainment | Andrew Deane, Jess Rosenthal
PRODUCER: Skydance Productions

by Ian Shorr
A man is unlawfully sentenced to an infamous prison and escapes, then transforms himself into the mysterious Cristo and systematically destroys the men who manipulated and enslaved him.

AGENCY: UTA | Charles Ferraro, Jason Burns
MANAGEMENT: Mosaic | Langley Perer
FINANCIER: Warner Brothers
PRODUCER: Bellevue Productions, Langley Park Pictures

by John Hlavin
An American thief living in Paris is coerced into pulling off a complex heist in order to save his kidnapped wife.

AGENCY: UTA | Jason Burns

by F Scott Frazier
After a military coup takes out the executive branch of government, the country’s survival depends on a Navy Seal sniper extraction team getting the Speaker of the House from Washington DC to .

AGENCY: WME | Dan Cohan, Mike Esola
MANAGEMENT: H2F | Chris Fenton, Chris Cowles
FINANCIER: Warner Brothers
PRODUCER: Silver Pictures

by Bryan Fuller
A wooden puppet, Pinocchio, dreams of becoming a real boy.

AGENCY: WME | Phil D’amecourt
FINANCIER: Warner Brothers
PRODUCER: Dan Jinks Company

by Andrew Goldberg
A group of couples deal with their respective issues as they attend a wedding.

AGENCY: WME | Rich Cook
MANAGEMENT: Underground and Management | Josh Turner Maguire

77 by David Matthews
Two from 1974 are linked together — the unsolved murder of an LAPD officer and the nationally televised shootout in South Central between the Symbionese Liberation Army and the LAPD where 50,000 rounds of gunfire was exchanged. The events will be seen through the eyes of a pair of police partners, one black and one white.

AGENCY: WME | Roger Green, Elia Infascelli-Smith
MANAGEMENT: The Schiff Company | Nicole Romano


by Christopher Baldi
Sick of brunches, bosses, and light beer, four co-workers set out on the mother of all guys nights in an attempt to rediscover their manhood.

AGENCY: | Bill Zotti
MANAGEMENT: New Wave | Mike Goldberg, Josh Adler
FINANCIER: Millenium
PRODUCER: Jim Valdez, Matt Bass

SELF/LESS by Alex Pastor, David Pastor
An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origins and the secret that will kill to keep its secrets.

AGENCY: |Stuart Manashil, John Garvey
MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone | Alex Lerner
FINANCIER: FilmDistrict (distrib), Endgame Entertainment (financing)
PRODUCER: Ram Bergman

by Alex Ankeles, Morgan Jurgenson
When a tough cop recruits a geeky sci-fi author to help him track down a mysterious murder witness, they find themselves in the middle of a space opera playing out here on Earth.

AGENCY: /APA | Bill Zotti (Ankeles), Ryan Saul (Jurgenson)
MANAGEMENT: Kaplan/Perrone (Ankeles) | Aaron Kaplan (Ankeles), Jonathan Hung (Jurgenson)
FINANCIER: Paramount
PRODUCER: Disruption Entertainment

by Maria Maggenti
When a popular teen girl is killed in a car crash, she relives the critical day seven times and makes changes in an attempt to affect the outcome; in the process, she herself changes as she tries to make up for previous heartless, self-absorbed behavior and gains a better understanding of herself and others. As she evolves and makes the connections necessary to save a bullied, depressed girl’s life, she comes to accept her own fate.

AGENCY: Paradigm | David Boxerbaum
MANAGEMENT: Madhouse Entertainment | Robyn Meisinger
PRODUCER: Jon Shestack Productions

by J Daniel Shaffer
A group of teens living without adults and under their own social order in a small fenced-in neighborhood are forced to face what they fear is the inevitable physical danger beyond the fence.

AGENCY: Verve | Bryan Besser, Rob Herting
MANAGEMENT: Management 360 | Mary Lee, Jill McElroy
PRODUCER: Unbroken

by Ben Schwartz
A remake of SOAPDISH, a desperate telenovela star dreaming of Hollywood stardom has her life implode, making her real life crazier than the insane show she made famous.

AGENCY: WME | Rich Cook
MANAGEMENT: Tom Sawyer Entertainment | Jesse Hara, Rachel Miller
FINANCIER: Paramount
PRODUCER: Reiner-Greisman

by Josh Cagan
Adapted from Kody Keplinger’s novel , the travails of a seventeen year old girl who believes she is the “designated ugly fat friend.”

AGENCY: WME | Rich Cook
MANAGEMENT: H2F | Chris Fenton
PRODUCER: Wonderland Sound and Vision

by Luke Del Tredici
A satirically dark comedy about a homicidal foreclosure victim kidnapping a real estate agent and planning to kill her in the housing where she finagled money from customers like him.
AGENCY: WME | Roger Green
MANAGEMENT: Mosaic | Christie Smith
PRODUCER: Rough House Pictures


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