- The Washington Times - Monday, December 17, 2018

Somewhere in Hollywood, a movie on veteran newsman Matt Drudge could be in development.

“The 2018 Black List, the annual list of favorite unproduced screenplays based on an industry survey, was unveiled Monday afternoon. The list includes a film script about influential online curator Matt Drudge,” said The Hollywood Reporter, an industry source.

The Black List, which is based on the opinions of 300 film executives and has been around for over a dozen years, is a good gauge of what’s to come. Some 325 of the list’s scripts have been produced, bringing in $26 billion at the box office.

Meanwhile, “Drudge,” the film script, was authored by Los Angeles-based writer and actor Cody Brotter, with ICM Partners and Brillstein Entertainment listed as the production partners.

The short plot description of the project by Black List organizers explains that Mr. Drudge “broke the Lewinsky Scandal and nearly took down a presidency, all from a desktop computer in his one-bedroom apartment in Hollywood.”

Mr. Drudge, who debuted his online Drudge Report in 1996, typically draws 30 million user visits to his site each day, with over 11 billion visits last year.


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