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Black List: Madonna Biopic ‘Blond Ambition’ Leads 2016 Edition

A total of 73 scripts appear on this year's edition of the "most liked" unproduced screenplays.

Seventy-three unproduced screenplays comprise this year’s Black List, an annual ranking of well-regarded scripts that have yet to make the leap from page to screen. More than 250 executives in the film industry voted on this year’s edition, and their consensus is that Elyse Hollander’s Madonna biopic “Blond Ambition” is the “most liked” of them.

Previous screenplays that have appeared on the Black List and gone on to be produced include “Spotlight,” “Arrival” and “Manchester by the Sea.” Full list below:

“Blond Ambition” by Elyse Hollander (48)

“Life Itself” by Dan Fogelman (35)

“The Olympian” by Tony Tost (35)

“The Post” by Liz Hannah (35)

“Voyagers” by Zach Dean (28)

“In the Blink of an Eye” by Colby Day (25)

“O2” by Christie LeBlan (22)

“Untitled Lax Mandis Project” by Seth Spector (22)

“Dark Money” by Matt Fruchtman (21)

“Letters from Rosemary Kennedy” by Nick Yarborough (21)

“Linda and Monica” by Flint Wainess (20)

“Hala” by Minhal Baig (19)

“The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire” by Ben Bolea (18)

“The Time Traveler’s La Ronde” by Tom Dean (18)

“Revolver” by Kate Trefry (17)

“Fairy Godmother” by Chiara Atik (15)

“Free Guy” by Matt Lieberman (15)

“The Kings of Maine” by Kathy Charles (15)

“Layla…and Other Love Songs” by Derek Weissbein (15)

“Maximum King!” by Shay Hatten (15)

“Battle of Alcatraz” by Neil Widener, Gavin James (14)

“I Think We’re Alone Now” by Mike Makowsky (14)

“Man Alive” by Joe Greenberg (14)

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“Mother” by Michael Lloyd Green (14)

“Untitled Late Night Comedy” by Mindy Kaling (14)

“King of LA” by Chris Bremner (13)

“Let the Evil Go West” by Carlos Rios (13)

“Villains” by Dan Berk, Robert Olsen (13)

“Hart You” by Zoe McCarthy (12)

“James Cameron’s Titanic” by Kate D’Angelo (12)

“Northeast Kingdom” by Alex R Johnson (12)

“Barbarian” by Rosalind Ross (11)

“The Builder” by Tom Cartier (11)

“Untitled Fairy Tale” by Cat Vasko (11)

“Adrift” by Aaron and Jordan Kandell (10)

“Kings Canyon” by Paul “Hilborn, Evan Parter (10)

“The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore (10)

“Lee” by Chris Urch (10)

“Liberty” by Jayson Rothwell (10)

“Saving Charlie Chaplin” by Justin Shady (10)

“Two Butterflies” by Evan Dodson (10)

“The Woman with the Red Hair” by Michael Schatz (10)

“American Rebel” by Christopher Cosmos (9)

“Rugged” by April Prosser (9)

“Turned On” by Charlie Kesslering (9)

“Boyfriend Material” by Mackenzie Dohr (8)

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“The Burning Season” by Jenny Halper (8)

“Contingency Protocol” by Mark Townend (8)

“A Deconstruction of Reality” by Mattson Tomlin (8)

“The Fruitcake” by Trey Selman (8)

“The Hunchback” by Topher Rhys-Lawrence (8)

“I, Tonya” by Steven Rogers (8)

“Inner City” by Dan Gilroy (8)

“Orb” by Steve Desmond, Michael Sherman (8)

“Burn Run” by Matt Tente (7)

“The Fall” by Peter Bridges (7)

“The Gun Show” by Lucas Carter (7)

“The Housewife” by Alyssa Hill (7)

“Hummingbird” by John Tyler Mclain (7)

“Reason of State” by Matthew Orton (7)

“Palmer” by Cheryl Guerreiro (7)

“Allison Adams” by Devon Graye (6)

“America: The Motion Picture” by Dave Callaham (6)

“Bad Education” by Mike Makowsky (6)

“Bitter Pill” by Turner Hay (6)

“Captain Infinity” by Harry Tarre (6)

“Carnada” by Katharine Werner (6)

“Donzinger” by Matt Bai, Jay Carson (6)

“Escape from Sarajevo” by Vanya Asher (6)

“Hotel Artemis” by Drew Pearce (6)

“Miller’s Girl” by Jade Bartlett (6)

“Mr. Toy” by Chai Hecht (6)

“Space Oddity” by Rebecca Banner (6)

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