The Interpreter Script

Director:Sydney Pollack
Written by:Scott Frank (Author), Steven Zaillian (Author), Charles Randolph (Author), Martin Stellman (Story), Brian Ward (Story)

Script Synopsis:A thriller about an interpreter who has overheard plans of an assassination at United Nations headquarters. An American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate as Silvia Broome, the interpreter, is in danger of being killed by the assassins.

The Falcon And The Snowman Script

Director:John Schlesinger
Written by:Robert Lindsey (Novel), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Jack The Bear Script

Director:Marshall Herskovitz
Written by:Steven Zaillian (Screenplay), Dan McCall (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.

Mission Impossible

Director:Brian De Palma
Written by:Bruce Geller (Original Story), David Koepp (Screenplay), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay), Robert Towne (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.


Director:Penny Marshall
Written by:Oliver Sacks (Novel), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay), Oliver Sacks (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

American Gangster

Director:Ridley Scott
Written by:Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

A Civil Action

Director:Steven Zaillian
Written by:Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and his clients' goals, in order to continue the case against all odds.

Searching for Bobby Fischer

Director:Steven Zaillian
Written by:Fred Waitzkin (Novel), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.


Director:Bennett Miller
Written by:Stan Chervin (Story), Aaron Sorkin (Screenplay), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay), Michael Lewis (Novel)

Script Synopsis:The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Director:David Fincher
Written by:Steven Zaillian (Writer), Stieg Larsson (Writer)

Script Synopsis:This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.