We've already seen a slew of Oscar-hopeful screenplays come online for free download. Our first batch of 20 screenplays included Loving and Manchester by the Sea. Our second batch of five screenplays featured Jackie and The Birth of a Nation. And most recently, the screenplays for Arrival and Fences became available.
Now, as Christmas approaches, The Weinstein Company is making its heavy push into the awards season. As a result, we have access to free downloads for the screenplays for The Founder, Lion, Gold, and Sing Street. Let's take a quick look at the trailers before we get to the screenplay links.
The Founder tells the true story of Ray Kroc as a struggling milkshake machine salesman who meets Mac and Dick McDonald, the owners of a hamburger joint with a speedy operation to deliver food to customers. The film reveals how Kroc took control of the restaurant business from the McDonald brothers and turned it into the worldwide fast-food giant.
Based on a true story, Lion follows the journey of a young boy who gets separated from his family in India and is adopted by an Australian couple. When he is older, his desire to reunite with his family coupled with access to Google Earth sends him back to India in search of his origins.
Inspired by actual events, Gold tells the story of Kenny Wells who partners with a geologist to explore the jungles of Indonesia for gold. When they discover the largest gold mine in history, Kenny soon finds himself fending off Wall Street, politicians, and law enforcement to keep them from taking away his treasure.
Writer/director John Carney (Once, Begin Again) continues his journey to tell stories through music with his latest film, Sing Street. As his parents struggle with finances in the 1980s, Conor gets transferred to a cheaper, rougher Catholic boys school in Dublin. Still figuring out how to fit in, Conor approaches Raphina, a beautiful girl who hangs out across the street from the school, and asks her to star in his band's music video. Now all Conor has to do is start a band and write a song before the video shoot.
Thanks to The Weinstein Company for making these screenplays available for download. As always, be sure to download them soon, as we never know when the studios will take them offline.
- The Founder, written by Robert Siegel
- Lion, screenplay by Luke Davies, based on the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
- Gold, written by Patrick Massett & John Zinman
- Sing Street, written by John Carney
We'll keep you posted as more award-contending screenplays became available.