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The 2009 Black List Topped by Jim Henson Biopic

The 2009 version of Hollywood's Black List surfaced this weekend and it's topped by a biopic about the late Jim Henson. An index of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood, the Black List is compiled by surveying film executives who list their ten favorite unproduced scripts written in 2009. This year 311 execs participated and their favorite was Christopher Weekes's screenplay for The Muppet Man, a biopic about the hand behind the muppets. Vulture buddy Nikki Finke cautions that the Black List is "not a 'best of' list'," but rather "a 'big dick' measuring contest for the Hollywood agencies and their motion picture lit departments." Even still, it's a pretty interesting read, if only to learn about The Voices, the story of a schizophrenic bathtub factory worker who speaks to his foul-mouthed pets.

The Black List 2009: Full Roster
[Deadline]