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MISS HOMEWRECKER

MISS HOMEWRECKER
By Maurice Vaughan

GENRE: Thriller, Drama
LOGLINE: A dangerous "fiancé thief" tries to make a loving man abandon his troubled engagement, forcing his fearful bride-to-be to deal with the violent changes he develops.

SYNOPSIS:

Low-budget Drama/Thriller

Script Pitch Trailer: https://youtu.be/maeSStygFK0

Tagline: “Don't let her near your fiancé.”

Theme: Overcome your difficulties instead of taking the easy way out.

The script and full story rights are available for purchase. A detailed Treatment is available if you would like to know more about the story and characters. To read the Treatment and/or purchase the script and story rights, please message me through Stage 32 or Storytelling200@gmail.com. Thanks!

The Synopsis:

In 2014, Belmira (the dangerous Brazilian protagonist) nearly kills an engaged woman for her fiancé, Henry. He leaves his fiancée for Belmira.

In 2019, Scarlett (the main character/a wedding planner getting married soon) wakes from a nightmare and runs outside; something she does because of a childhood event. Her fiancé, Ryan, gets home from work. His back has been giving him trouble. She won’t tell him why she has the nightmares that make her run, which angers him.

Belmira searches San Diego for another engaged man to seduce because Henry died.

Scarlett’s college-bond sister, Ashley, texts her, saying that Pearl (Scarlett and Ashley's mom) needs Ryan and Scarlett’s help packing for a move. Scarlett wants nothing to do with Pearl, but she and Ryan go.

As Belmira searches for another engaged man to seduce, Ashley naively gives her a ride to Pearl's house. Belmira falls in love with Ryan. Belmira talks Ryan into faking an injury so he can rest inside the house. He fakes a back injury, which gets everyone's attention. With Ryan unable to work, Scarlett reluctantly agrees to help Pearl pack for the move. When everyone goes off to do something, Ryan sneaks Belmira inside. He tells Ashley he's going to take a long bath for his injured back. Ryan and Belmira sneak into the bathroom so they can secretly spend time together.

Ashley gets a text from the boy she really likes, saying he may ask another girl to be his girlfriend. She cries to Scarlett. So Ashley will avoid bad relationships and heartache, Scarlett teaches her about love and relationship struggles (Pearl won't talk about love and relationships because of her past, so Ashley never learned).

As Belmira seduces Ryan in the bathroom so he can leave Scarlett: #1) Scarlett teaches Ashley about relationship struggles; #2) Scarlett deals with the violent changes Ryan shows from being seduced; #3) Scarlett helps Pearl pack for the move (which Pearl uses as a chance to rebuild their relationship).

Ryan’s violent changes come to a boiling point when he tries to hit Scarlett. She tells Pearl she's canceling the wedding.

Ryan and Belmira have sex, and Ryan chooses her over Scarlett. After deciding to not cancel the wedding, Scarlett discovers Ryan and Belmira together. Belmira attacks her. Belmira holds Scarlett hostage so Pearl will let her (Belmira) and Ryan leave. Ryan gets Belmira out of the house, but Pearl captures him.

Pearl ties Ryan up and interrogates him about Belmira. Pearl tries to get Scarlett's help in fighting Belmira, but Scarlett wants to run; not fight. Scarlett tries to run in Ashley's van, but Belmira attacks her. Scarlett shows she's capable of fighting by briefly defending herself. Pearl rescues Scarlett.

Belmira breaks into the house and overpowers the family. Ryan and Belmira try to leave in Ashley's van, but it won't start. Pearl and Ashley get Scarlett to realize she needs to fight for Ryan. Scarlett fights and defeats Belmira. Scarlett reclaims Ryan as her fiancé.

Scarlett ties up Belmira and puts her in the moving truck (with the police on the way). The movie closes with Scarlett telling her, "You won't ruin any more engagements."

The Protagonist:

The Protagonist is the dangerous woman named Belmira, because the story is about her seducing Scarlett’s fiancé so he'll leave Scarlett and marry her instead.

The Main Character:

The Main Character is the fearful bride-to-be named Scarlett, because #1) the audience mainly experiences the movie through her point-of-view, #2) she has the inner conflict that needs to be resolved (overcome her inability to fight/stop running from her troubles), and #3) she goes through the most change by the end of the movie (Character Arc).

Photo of woman with pink background by Moose Photos (used with permission through www.Pexels.com).

MISS HOMEWRECKER

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Jim Boston

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Maurice Vaughan

Thanks, Mr. Boston!

Logan Palmer

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Maurice Vaughan

Thank you, Mr. Palmer!

Nathaniel Baker

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Nathaniel Baker

LOVE IT!!!!!

Maurice Vaughan

Thank you, Nathaniel!

Laila Turner-Gaye Aka The Queen Of English

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Maurice Vaughan

Thanks, Laila!

Stuart Newman

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Maurice Vaughan

Thanks for the rating, Stuart!

Rutger Oosterhoff

When A dangerous woman notorious for stealing fiancés tries to get a loving man to abandon his troubled engagement, [what happens]?

Maurice Vaughan

Hi Rutger. How does this logline sound:

"When a dangerous woman who's notorious for stealing fiancés tries to get a man to abandon his troubled engagement, the man becomes violent towards his traumatized bride-to-be."

Rutger Oosterhoff

The logline you have now is already better: "A traumatized bride-to-be deals...abandon their troubled engagement. "It is clear who is the protagonist now, and "deals" shows us she at least tries to be active.

William Gunn

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William Gunn

Great Story. Great Screenplay!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing this in the Cineplex!

Maurice Vaughan

Thanks for suggesting that my logline needed rework, Rutger.

Maurice Vaughan

Thanks for the comment, and thanks for reading my screenplay, Mr. Gunn!

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