Posted by Jaya Ramdath on January 28, 2011 at 11:00 am
Last year’s The Social Network was a clear winner at the Golden Globes and who knows what it’ll get at the Oscars, but if that’s not enough, let’s recall that it was the number two script on Hollywood’s Black List (best unproduced screenplays of the year) in 2009. I’m no oracle and I’m definitely not going to try to predict which other Black List toppers will have good chances during the next award season, but here’s a list of some that we can expect to see this year (all pulled from the top ten in 2008’s list), starting from the most popular. Mark your calendars!
1. The Beaver. A dramedy starring Mel Gibson as Walter Black and Jodie Foster as his wife, Meredith. Walter is a depressed CEO of a toy company who communicates through a beaver hand-puppet. Out in theaters March 23rd. Number one on 2008’s list, this one should be really good.
2. The Oranges. A romantic comedy starring Leighton Meester, Hugh Laurie, and Adam Brody. In the film, a guy falls for the daughter of a family friend. There’s no exact release date at the moment. Number two on the 2008 list, seems like it’ll be hilarious.
3. Butter. A comedy starring Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Hugh Jackman, and Jennifer Garner. An adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and ends up competing in her town’s annual contest against a super ambitious contestant. No exact release date for this one either. Number three in 2008’s list.
4. The Low Dweller. This one’s still in development and I can’t find anything on it on IMDb…But according to 2008’s list, the plot was supposed to be: “A man trying to assimilate into society after being released from jail discovers that someone from his past is out to settle a score.” Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to play the lead. It ranked as number 5 on the list.
5. No Strings Attached. Okay, this one’s already out in theaters. If you want, check out our review here. (Number six on the list)
6. Winter’s Discontent. This one is also a mysterious ”in-development” one. According to the list, the plot is “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.” Hmmm… Number 7.
7. Live With It. A dramedy starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anna Kendrick. A funny take on the not-so-funny cancer diagnosis of a 27 year old (Gordon-Levitt) and his struggle to overcome it. Out in theaters September 23rd. Number 9 from the list.
Which one/s are you looking forward to? Do you think any will disappoint?