Here's your chance to read the screenplays for the most talked about movies of the year.
With 2017 rapidly coming to a close, we've been patiently waiting for studios and specialty distributors to release screenplays for a few of the most talked about films of the year. Finally, Universal Pictures has awarded our patience with the screenplay for Jordan Peele's Get Out. In addition, Focus Features has released the screenplay for Darkest Hour and Disney/Pixar has made the script for Coco available "for your consideration."
Before we get to the screenplay download links, let's take a look at each film's trailer.
Get Out was released in theaters on February 24, 2017, and we've been talking about it ever since. After the film appeared in the Comedy/Musical category of the Golden Globes nominations, the collective Twitterverse sounded off on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for not taking the film seriously. Peele initially reacted to the controversy by tweeting, "'Get Out' is a documentary."
Of course, it's a film's producers who are the ones responsible for submitting a project for specific category consideration, and Peele admitted that he didn't think much of it when this decision was brought to his attention by the studio. In a larger statement, Peele elaborated, "The reason for the visceral response to this movie being called a comedy is that we are still living in a time in which African-American cries for justice aren't being taken seriously.... At the end of the day, call Get Out horror, comedy, drama, action or documentary, I don't care. Whatever you call it, just know it's our truth." Regardless of the award category classification, we will be grappling with the content and themes of Get Out for years to come.
Darkest Hour tells the story of Winston Churchill after he has been appointed British Prime Minister as France is about to fall to Nazi Germany and the Allied army is hemmed in on the beaches of Dunkirk. Churchill (played by an almost unrecognizable Gary Oldman) must decide if he should negotiate with Hitler or rally his country to stand and fight against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Coco, the latest release from Pixar, follows young Miguel, a boy who dreams of becoming a musician in spite of his family's generations-long ban on music. In a strange twist of fate, Miguel eventually discovers himself whisked away to the land of the dead on el Día de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). In his efforts to get back to the land of the living, Miguel meets his ancestors, learns a new appreciation for family, and uses his musical gifts to bridge the rift between multiple generations.
Courtesy of Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Disney/Pixar, here are the screenplay download links:
- Get Out, written by Jordan Peele
- Darkest Hour, written by Anthony McCarten
- Coco, screenplay by Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich, story by Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich, and Adrian Molina
As always, please use these scripts for educational purposes only. Also, don't wait to download them because we never know when the studios will take the screenplays off the internet.
Be sure to check out all of this year's award contending screenplays available for download and stay tuned as more scripts arrive.