'Dallas Buyers Club', 'The Place Beyond the Pines' Screenplays For Your Consideration

Dallas Buyers Club screenplayBack in October, the indie world lamented the ouster of James Schamus as the CEO of Focus Features along with the shuttering of the New York Focus Features office. As Universal steers Focus toward more releases of bigger titles, this awards season really marks the end of an era for one of the great champions of independent film. As we eagerly await the next stage of Schamus' career (write more screenplays, please), we can read the screenplays for Dallas Buyers Club and The Place Beyond the Pines from Focus Features.

Dallas Buyers Club is based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, who, when he is diagnosed with AIDS, decides to circumvent the system to purchase and distribute anti-viral drugs not yet approved by the FDA to keep himself and other AIDS patients alive. Eventually, the FDA comes after Woodroof with all its force to shut down his buyers club. Here's a trailer for the film, which is currently in U.S. theatres:

The Place Beyond the Pines tells the story of a carnival motorcycle stunt performer who trades in life on the road for bank robberies to provide for his newly discovered son and his former lover. The robberies catch the attention of an ambitious rookie cop and lead to a confrontation with lasting consequences. Here's a trailer for the film:

Thanks to Focus Features, here are the links to the screenplays:

As always, please use these screenplays for your educational purposes only, and don’t wait to download them as we never know when they will go offline.

Also, if you missed our previous posts about award contender screenplays available for free, legal download, you can find them at the links below:

Do you think Dallas Buyers Club and The Place Beyond the Pines are the last hurrah for Focus Features as we have known it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Link: Focus Features For Your Consideration 2013

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By the way, these scripts won't stay up forever. Download them while you can. They're good for references at the very worst.

December 17, 2013 at 8:37PM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM


Thank you for continuing to post these scripts. I'm a long time reader of the site and sadly posts like these are just getting lost in the gear gear gear frenzy of posts that have lots of comments and typically the word FINALLY in the title (as if we've all become rabid consumers pushing over each other to buy more tools to supposedly make us better filmmakers). I know as a site it would be easy to justify the analytical data and the advertising dollars those gear posts gain you, but as cool as a bolex, or BM4K footage, or any new RED toy looks, it's THESE posts that actually help me in my craft and inspire me creatively. When I first saw the trailer to Place Beyond the Pines it looked like it was trying to be Drive part 2. I almost didn't watch it but I'm so glad I did. Excellent performances and extremely solid, almost Shakespearian style, story structure. I am really looking forward to reading his script and many more. Thanks again.

December 20, 2013 at 11:56PM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM