Rolling into mid-November with a perfect score, Graham Moore’s adaptation of The Intimidation Game rules the roost of the Gold Rush Gang’s Adapted Screenplay predictions. Holding strong, despite the film in general falling in other areas, is Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn’s adaptation of her own book. The film is still scorching the box office and still has legs for quite a few more bouts in the top 10. The Theory of Everything is making strides, landing at #3 for this month. Everything has come up roses for the film as its stars, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, have landed on every red carpet so far this season.
Wild still holds onto a top 5 slot but probably more from lack of other solid contenders than anything. That could change once the film opens in December. Unbroken, with a kettle full of Oscar nominated and winning screenwriters behind it, is in 5th. Many feel there are too many cooks in the kitchen there. The screenplay for Still Alice is picking up steam, finding support from six of the ten Gold Rush Gang members. Can it push itself into the top 5 with the help of Julianne Moore’s frontrunner status in Best Actress? With all other Sony Pictures Classics screenplay contenders battling it out in Original, SPC can make a push here.