Take a Look at the Comedies in the 2015 Black List
The Black List comprises the screenplays that have made the rounds that have been favored by industry brass and yet, have not begun production this year. As a result, it’s a collection of some of the most intriguing scripts that haven’t been made into a movie including, as far as comedy is concerned, a teen serial killer comedy and the story behind the making of The Godfather, and a screenplay from Broad City writing duo Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello.
Just take a look at the rest of the comedies in this year’s Black List:
Reagan written by Mike Rosolio
Logline: When Ronald Reagan falls into dementia at the start of his second term, an ambitious intern is tasked with
convincing the commander-in-chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.
Septillion to One written by Adam Perlman and Graham Sack
Logline: A former FBI agent working the fraud unit of the Texas State lottery falls in love with a woman he’s
investigating after she mysteriously hits the jackpot three times.
Hammerspace written by Mike Van Waes
Logline: A terminally-ill teenager looking for answers about his missing father finds a key that unlocks an opening to an
alternate animated dimension, and a new friend helps him repair his broken family.
The Wretched Emily Erringer written by Chris Thomas Devlin
Logline: Gleefully terrifying her small town as a serial killer known as “The Misfit Butcher,” 13-year-old Emily Derringer
becomes annoyed when a new killer comes to town and residents begin attributing his sloppy murders to the
Misfit Butcher. In a macabre coming of age story, Emily must deal with her competition while also taking on
the other trials and tribulations of junior high school life.
Pandemonium, Splendidly Managed written by Brett Conrad
Logline: A local Phoenix newscaster at the pinnacle of local celebrity slowly descends into the depths of madness
while trying to become a game show host in Los Angeles.
Cut and Run, written by Zoe McCarthy
Logline: A female urologist and a retired hooker form an unlikely friendship when they team up to take down a notorious
sex trafficker in Miami.
Move That Body written by Lucia Aniello and Paul W Downs
Logline: Five friends rent a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally kill a male stripper.
Set It Up written by Katie Silberman
Logline: Two young assistants realize they can get more free time if they occupy their bosses’ time by setting them
up on a date.
Tomorrow on the Runway written by Frederick Seton
Logline: Kermit St. Lucy has a ridiculous name and is ridiculously ill-equipped to deal with adult responsibilities. After
a tragedy shakes him to his essence, Kermit takes it upon himself to look after and raise two young children
A Life Fantastic written by Natalie Antoci
Logline: A single mother with a terminal diagnosis embarks on a road trip with her eccentric nine-year-old son and
nanny to find a loving and progressive family that will accept him for whoever he may grow up to be.
Lou written by Maggie McGowan Cohn
Logline: An elderly woman who hacks out a rough existence on a remote island is forced to help her dimwitted neighbor
rescue her daughter from her ex who has kidnapped her and run off into the woods.
Preconception written by Jake Morse and Scott Wolman
Logline: A couple on the verge of parenthood embarks on a pre-baby bucket list.
Senior Year written by Andrew Knauer and Arthur Pielli
Logline: A cheerleader wakes up after a twenty year coma and returns to sit at the cool table and try to become
prom queen, as a thirty seven year-old woman.
Francis and The Godfather written by Andrew Farotte
Logline: Facing financial ruin, auteur filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is forced to direct the adaptation of Mario Puzo’s
pulp novel The Godfather, pitting him against legendary mega-producer Robert Evans in this comedy about
art versus commerce.
To see the entire Black List, which includes a Michael Jackson drama told from the perspective of Bubbles the chimp, go here.
Our apologies if we missed a comedy in the list as genre is generally not specified in the listings.