Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Focus Features' scripts, Bridesmaids, Moneyball and Warrior. Now more have been made available, so it's time to gather them all onto one page as I did on this page last year.
Fox Searchlight has provided the screenplays for The Descendants, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Shame and Win Win. Relativity Media has posted their screenplay for Machine Gun Preacher.
I've posted them all below in alphabetical order. Just click on the title to link to the screenplay. This time around, I'll note the official studio versions with a asterisk (*) to distinguish them from other versions in circulation.
Fox Searchlight is promoting The Tree of Life as well, but as of now their link to the "script" provides a 44-page press kit of the film.
I'll update this page regularly as more screenplays become available.
As usual, I'll try to accurately maintain the writing credits whereby writing teams are indicated with "&" and independent writers are indicated with the word "and."
UPDATE November 30, 2011: I've added the official screenplay for Cars 2, as well as early drafts for Drive, Margin Call and Source Code.
UPDATE December 2, 2011: I've added the official screenplay for The Help plus a pre-Steve Zaillian version of Moneyball.
UPDATE December 6, 2011: The Weinstein company has made four of their screenplays available: the silent film The Artist, Coriolanus, The Iron Lady and My Week with Marilyn. The first is essentially a silent film, which goes to show that great writing is more than just dialogue, whereas the second is based on a Shakespeare play that is all dialogue and yet there too is still a great deal of writing and interpreting required. Also added: a recent (possibly shooting script) version of Moneyball.
UPDATE December 21, 2011: Fox Searchlight has made their script of Margaret available, and Dreamworks has added War Horse.
UPDATE December 23, 2011: New from Sony Picture Classics, we now have the scripts for Carnage, A Dangerous Method, In Darkness, The Guard, Higher Ground, A Separation, The Skin I Live In, and Take Shelter.
UPDATE January 11, 2012: Sony Pictures has released the screenplays for Anonymous, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Ides of March and the official version of Moneyball.
UPDATE February 3, 2012: Roadside Attractions has provided their official Oscar-nominated script for Margin Call.
2011 Awards-Season screenplays
* Anonymous (Written by John Orloff)
* The Artist (Written by Michel Hazanavicius)
* Beginners -- 10-29-2007 (Written by Mike Mills)
* Bridesmaids (Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig)
* Carnage -- 01-30-2011 (Written by Yasmina Reza and Roman Polanski; Based on the play "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza)
* Cars 2 (Original Story by John Lasseter, Brad Lewis, Dan Fogelman; Screenplay by Ben Queen)
* Coriolanus (Screenplay by John Logan; Based on the play by William Shakespeare)
* A Dangerous Method -- 04-22-2010 (Written by Christopher Hampton; Based on the stage play “The Talking Cure” by Christopher Hampton; Based on the book “A Most Dangerous Method” by John Kerr)
* The Debt -- 03-26-2009 (Written by Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan; Based on the screenplay Ha-Hov by Assaf Bernstein & Ido Rosenblum)
* The Descendants -- 04-11-2010 (Written by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; based on a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings)
Drive-- 07-23-2010 (Written by Hossein Amini; Based on the novel by James Sallis)
* The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Written By Steve Zaillian; Based on the book by Stieg Larsson)
* The Guard -- 10-09-2009 (Written by John Michael McDonagh)
* Hanna-- 03-03-2010 (Written by Seth Lochhead and David Farr; Story by Seth Lochhead)
* The Help (Written by Tate Taylor; based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett)
* Higher Ground -- 05-25-2010 (Screenplay by Carolyn S. Briggs; Previous Screenplay by Tim Metcalfe & Carolyn S. Briggs; Based on the book "This Dark World" By Carolyn S. Briggs)
* The Ides of March (George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon; Based on the play "Farragut North" by Beau Willimon)
* In Darkness (Written by David F. Shamoon; Based on the book "In The Sewers of Lvov" by Robert Marshall)
* The Iron Lady (Written by Abi Morgan)
* Jane Eyre (Written by Moira Buffini; Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë)
* Margaret -- 11-20-2005 (Written by Kenneth Lonergan)
Margin Call -- 07-13-2009 (Written J.C. Chandor)
* Margin Call -- 07-12-2010 (Written J.C. Chandor)
* Martha Marcy May Marlene (Written by Sean Durkin)
* Machine Gun Preacher -- 09-30-2010 (Written by Jason Keller; based on the life of Sam Childers)
Moneyball -- 07-13-2007 (Stan Chervin; based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis)
Moneyball -- 12-01-2008 (Steven Zaillian; based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis)
Moneyball -- 06-22-2009 (Steven Zaillian; revisions by Steven Soderbergh; based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis)
Moneyball -- 03-06-2010 (Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis)
* Moneyball (Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin; Based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis)
* My Week with Marilyn (Written by Adrian Hodges; Based on the books My Week with Marilyn and The Prince, The Showgirl and Me by Colin Clark)
* Pariah (Written by Dee Rees)
* A Separation (Written by Asghar Farhadi)
* Shame (Written by Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan)
* The Skin I Live In (Written by Pedro Almodóvar; Based on the novel "Tarantula" by Thierry Jonquet)
Source Code -- 1/18-2007 (Written by Ben Ripley)
* Take Shelter (Written by Jeff Nichols)
* Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -- 17-12-2010 (Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan; Based on the novel by John le Carré)
* War Horse (Written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis; Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo)
Warrior -- January 15, 2009 (by Gavin O'Connor and Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorfman; Revisions by Gavin O'Connor and Anthony Tambakis; Current Revisions by Gavin O'Connor and Anthony Tambakis)
* Warrior (Written by Gavin O'Connor and Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorfman; Revisions by Gavin O'Connor and Anthony Tambakis)
* Win Win -- 05-15-2010 (Written by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni)