Screenplays for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'The Sessions,' and More Now Online
Waters gonna rise up, wild animals gonna rerun from the grave, and screenplays gonna be online for your consideration. We have recently posted links to screenplays available to download for your consideration from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Sony Pictures Classics and Lionsgate. Now, thanks to Fox Searchlight, we can read all of Hushpuppy’s pearls of wisdom in the screenplay for Beasts of the Southern Wild, plus download (legally) screenplays for The Sessions, Hitchcock, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
To refresh your memory, take a trip to the Bathtub in this trailer for Beasts of the Southern Wild:
The Sessions continues to expand its platform release, adding more theatres across the U.S. this weekend:
Hitchcock opens in limited release in the U.S. on November 23 to join the awards race:
Finally, here’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, an exemplar of summer counterprogramming:
[UPDATE: After initially being taken offline, the links to the screenplays have been rediscovered. The links below have been updated to take you to the screenplays.]
To download a PDF of each of the screenplays from Fox Searchlight, click on the links below:
- Beasts of the Southern Wild, screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin, based on the stage play Juicy and Delicious by Lucy Alibar
- The Sessions (formerly The Surrogate), written by Ben Lewin, based on a true story
- Hitchcock (formerly Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho), screenplay by John J. McLaughlin, based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, screenplay by Ol Parker, based on the book These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach
Three out of four of these scripts are adaptations from previous works, and the fourth is based on a true story, so each of these screenplays offer great examples of how to adapt existing material or shape a true story into a screenplay.
As always, please use these screenplays for your educational purposes only. Also, don’t wait to download the PDFs as we never know when Fox Searchlight will make these links inactive.
Have you adapted existing material or a true story into a screenplay? Share your experiences with us in the Comments.
Link: Fox Searchlight Awards
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