Adapted Screenplay 2014 Contenders:

Home // Forums // Movies // Adapted Screenplay 2014 Contenders:

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 31 total)

This topic contains 30 replies, has 31 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Morgan Henard Morgan Henard 2 years, 2 months ago.

  • Profile photo of Morgan HenardMorgan Henard
    Member
    Joined
    May 27th, 2011
    Total Topics
    44
    Posts
    1314
    #149743

    At this point of the year, I like to prep my spring/summer/fall reading list and read what will be candidates for Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars. What films are eligible this year in the Adapted Screenplay category (include sequels, musicals, and the sort, but this is mainly to figure out which books I want to read in time for the film’s release). 

    So far, we’ve got (in order by release date): 

    • The Monuments Men 
      – Book by: Robert Edsel & Bret Witter
      – Screenplay by: George Clooney & Grant Heslov
      – Directed by: George Clooney
      – Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban
      – Release date: February 7

    • Divergent 
      – Book by: Veronice Roth
      – Screenplay by: Evan Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor
      – Directed by: Neil Burger
      – Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn
       
      – Release date: April 16
       
    • Heaven is for Real 
      – Book by: Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
      – Screenplay by: Chris Parker
      – Directed by: Randall Wallace
      – Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Margo Martindale, Thomas Haden Church
      – Release date: April 16
    • The Fault in Our Stars
      – Book by: John Green
      Screenplay by: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
      – Directed by: John Boone
      – Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel lgort, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern
      – Release date: June 6
       
    • Jersey Boys
      – Book by: Marshall Brickman
      – Screenplay by: Rick Elice, John Logan
      – Directed by: Clint Eastwood
      – Starring: Christopher Walken, John Lloyd Young
      – Release date: June 20
       
    • The Giver 
      – Book by: Lois Lowry
      – Screenplay by: Michael Mitnick
      – Directed by: Phillip Noyce
      – Starring: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes
      – Release date: August 15

    • Miss Julie
      – Book by: August Strindberg
      – Screenplay by: Liv Ullmann
      – Directed by: Liv Ullmann
      – Starring: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, 
      – Release date: September 12 (Norway)
    • Gone Girl 
      – Book by: Gillian Flynn
      – Screenplay by: Gillian Flynn
      – Directed by: David Fincher
      – Starring: Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit, Sela Ward
      – Release date: October 3

    • Inherent Vice 
      – Book by: Thomas Pynchon
      – Screenplay by: Paul Thomas Anderson
      – Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
      – Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Sasha Pieterse, Jena Malone, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short
      – Release date: December 12

    • Into the Woods
      – Book by: James Lapine
      – Screenplay by: James Lapine
      – Directed by: Rob Marshall
      – Starring: Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman, James Corden, Tammy Blanchard, Billy Magnussen
      – Release date: December 25
    • Unbroken
      – Book by: Laura Hillenbrand
      – Screenplay by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson
      – Directed by: Angelina Jolie
      – Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhall Gleeson, Jai Courtney, Garrett Hedlund
      – Release date: December 25

    • Beasts of No Nation 
      – Book by: Uzodinma Iweala
      – Screenplay by: Cary Fukunaga
      – Directed by: Cary Fukunaga
      – Starring: Idris Elba
      – Release date: TBD
       
    • The Homesman 
      – Book by: Glendon Swarthout
      – Screenplay by: Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley Oliver
      – Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones
      – Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, Miranda Otto, Grace Gummer, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner 
      – Release date: TBD
       
    • Still Alice 
      – Book by: Lisa Genova
      – Screenplay by: TBA
      – Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
      – Starring: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish, Alec Baldwin, 
      – Release date: TBD
       

    • Suite Francaise 
      – Book by: Irene Nemirovsky
      – Screenplay by: Saul Dibb, Matt Charman
      – Directed by: Saul Dibb
      – Starring: Margot Robbie, Michelle Williams, Ruth Wilson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Eileen Atkins
      – Release date: TBD
       
    • Wild 
      – Book by: Cheryl Strayed
      – Screenplay by: Nick Hornby
      – Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallee
      – Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffmann, Laura Dern
      – Release date: TBD
        

    Last updated: 04/01/14.

    Reply
    Profile photo of Beau SalantBeau S.
    Member
    Joined
    Feb 10th, 2013
    Total Topics
    167
    Posts
    2392
    #149745

    Unbroken, Wild, Suite Francaise, Still Alice, Beasts of No Nation

    Reply
    Profile photo of Eddy QEddy Q
    Participant
    Joined
    Oct 13th, 2012
    Total Topics
    11
    Posts
    1645
    #149746

    Into the Woods, Miss Julie, Jersey Boys, Foxcatcher (maybe – not sure if Schultz’s autobiography will be credited or not)

    Reply
    Profile photo of Sam Riveraeinner
    Member
    Joined
    Jan 11th, 2014
    Total Topics
    13
    Posts
    39
    #149747

    I definitely have Gone Girl on getting nominated
     

    Reply
    Profile photo of ScottfergusonScottferguson
    Member
    Joined
    Sep 26th, 2011
    Total Topics
    119
    Posts
    11203
    #149748

    Miss Julie has about zero chance. Adaptations of classic plays virtually never get nominated (because they are usually close to the original text). The film also at this point has no US distributor. I doubt it makes much of an impact in any form or category to be honest. 

    Mike Figgis did the same film in 1999, 4 years after Leaving Las Vegas. It grossed exactly $43,000 in the US despite being released by a major specialized distributor. 

    Reply
    Profile photo of Noni Cuesseabel
    Member
    Joined
    Nov 21st, 2012
    Total Topics
    66
    Posts
    2207
    #149749

    Gone Girl seems like a threat for the win. It does not matter that it’s a bestseller adaptation, but all the eyes are on how are they going to adapt it! Those who’ve read it you know what I’m talking about…

    Foxcatcher
    Gone Girl
    Inherent Vice
    Unbroken
    Wild

    3 mystery-suspense movies in competition… Hmmmm interesting. Of course we will see random nominees in this category!!! Where are they?????

    Reply
    Profile photo of ScottfergusonScottferguson
    Member
    Joined
    Sep 26th, 2011
    Total Topics
    119
    Posts
    11203
    #149750

    The Miss Julie prediction made me look up history.

    There has never, ever been a screenplay nomination for writing based on a play written in the 19th century or earlier. Not that many 20th century play adaptations have ever been nominated (one Tennessee Williams, no Eugene O’Neill for example).

    No Shakespeare adaptations have ever been nominated (Hamlet won BP with no writing nomination).

    Miss Julie is based on a classic play by August Strindberg. It likely is faithful with little change (as is the case with most of these adaptations).

    Reminds me of one of the most famous credits of all time – the Mary Pickford/Douglas Fairbanks The Taming of the Shrew (a silent film), which had the credit: “By William Shakespeare, with additional dialogue by Sam Taylor.” 

    Reply
    Profile photo of Keith AllisonHalo_Insider
    Participant
    Joined
    Jul 3rd, 2011
    Total Topics
    59
    Posts
    4244
    #149751

    Scott, what about Kenneth Branagh’s 1996 adaptation of Hamlet? From what I’ve read, there was a bit of controversy about its Screenplay nom (given how closely the film resembled the text).

    Reply
    Profile photo of ScottfergusonScottferguson
    Member
    Joined
    Sep 26th, 2011
    Total Topics
    119
    Posts
    11203
    #149752

    I missed that on my quick look at the records – I do recall there was some noise about that.

    Actually, it’s legitimate to honor an adaptation of a classic play, since in turning it into a movie much of the work has nothing to do with the dialogue. Dialogue, usually the least important part of a screenplay, unfortunately usually is the main reason films are recognized for writing. 

    Reply
    Profile photo of Eddy QEddy Q
    Participant
    Joined
    Oct 13th, 2012
    Total Topics
    11
    Posts
    1645
    #149753

    I wonder if Miss Julie might have an advantage for being Liv Ullmann’s own translation (if I remember that correctly, and if it picks up any awards traction at all).

    I listed Miss Julie as an eligible contender, not a prediction.

    Reply
    Profile photo of Morgan HenardMorgan Henard
    Member
    Joined
    May 27th, 2011
    Total Topics
    44
    Posts
    1314
    #149754

    Okay, I updated the list with all of the main details. As more come along and/or are announced, add them to the thread, and I’ll put them in the master-list. The only major adaptation of the first quarter of 2014 was Divergent, and, well, I don’t see that garnering anything, especially an Adapted Screenplay nom. 

    Reply
    Profile photo of Jakub NeumannJake
    Participant
    Joined
    Jul 2nd, 2011
    Total Topics
    49
    Posts
    1543
    #149755

    For “Foxcatcher” I didn’t see anywhere that the film was supposed to be based on a book. E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman are solely credited.

    I’m gonna make similar thread about Original Screenplay contenders.

    Potential Adapted Screenplay nominees.

    Frontrunners 

    Paul
    Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice

    Joel
    Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson – Unbroken

    Gillian
    Flynn – Gone Girl

    Kieran
    Fitzgerald, Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Oliver – The Homesman

    Nick
    Schou, Gary Webb – Kill the Messenger

    Andrew Bovell  A Most Wanted Man

    Cary
    Fukunaga – Beasts of Non Nation (2015 release?)

     

    Good
    bets:

    James
    Lapine – Into the Woods

    Graham
    Moore – The Imitation Game

    John
    Logan – Jersey Boys

    Matt
    Charman, Saul Dibb – Suite francaise

    Nick
    Hornby, Cheryl Strayed – Wild 

    Steven
    Knight – The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Michel
    Hazanavicius – The Search

    Bill
    Collage, Adam Cooper, Steve Zaillian – Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Gary Hawkins  Joe

     

    Outsiders:

    Jon
    Stewart – Rosewater

    Richard
    Curtis – Trash

    Richard
    Price – Child 44

    David Kajganich
    – True Story

    Chris
    Parker – Heaven Is For Real

    Jason
    Reitman – Men, Women & Children

    Jonathan
    Tropper – This Is Where I Leave You

    Scott
    Neustadter, Michael H. Weber – The Fault in Our Stars

    Michael
    Mitnick – The Giver

    Shana
    Feste, Jordan Roberts – You’re Not You

    Evan
    Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor – Divergent

    Daniel
    Taplitz, Assi Dayan – The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

    Liv
    Ullmann – Miss Julie

    George
    Clooney, Grant Heslov – The Monuments Men
     

     

    Reply
    Profile photo of Matt JennerMacbeth
    Participant
    Joined
    Oct 7th, 2011
    Total Topics
    223
    Posts
    2814
    #149756

    Paul Thomas Anderson is certainly getting in for Inherent Vice. Josh Brolin says it goes in a different direction, and knowing how talented PTA is, he has a real shot at the win

    Reply
    Profile photo of JoãoRooney Mara
    Participant
    Joined
    Feb 9th, 2013
    Total Topics
    6
    Posts
    148
    #149757

    ^^You really think Into The Woods has a better shot than Gone Girl?

    Reply
    Profile photo of EricETPhoneHome
    Participant
    Joined
    Jan 3rd, 2013
    Total Topics
    38
    Posts
    2925
    #149758

    What about “A Most a Wanted Man”? Tinker Tailor and the Constant Gardener were the last 2 Le CarrÄ— adaptations, and both were nominated. I think it has a shot especially with the added attention with it being one of Hoffman’s last films.

    Reply
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 31 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.