In a world of cutthroat beauty pageants, the woman with the ability to turn any girl into a winner is queen, and honey, you should see Catherine Zeta-Jones in a crown. Well, not a literal crown but a metaphorical one — the person who will be wearing the actual crown is Belle Shouse‘s Samantha Stone, a hapless beauty pageant contestant who begs’ Zeta-Jones’ ruthless pageant coach to transform her. But it won’t be so easy for the duo to reign supreme, as we find out in the first Queen America trailer.

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The Black List 2013

Most year-end best-of lists consist of things that have already been produced, released, and consumed. But the Black List stands apart in that it’s all about the films that haven’t come out yet. Created by Franklin Leonard and Dino Sijamic, the annual compilation shines a light on the “most liked” unproduced screenplays of each year, as voted on by hundreds of Hollywood executives.

Not all of these films will get made, let alone made well, but the Black List still serves as a good indication of what projects are being buzzed about. Last year’s list included Transcendence and RodhamDjango Unchained and Saving Mr. Banks were among the highlights the year before that. Three out of the last five Best Picture winners were Black List scripts, as were seven of the past twelve screenwriting Oscar winners. Hit the jump to read titles and descriptions for the 72 that made the cut this year.

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