Janice stared into the mirror and she knew that at least she ‘looked’ like a million dollars. She had spent $400 at the hair salon, $100 on her manicure, and even though the dress and shoes were “on loan” from her friend Elena’s boutique , they were, nevertheless hot! Nobody knew her secret yet, though. Not friends and not family. Only her creditors (and their hairdressers) knew that she was broke…busted…bankrupt. And–she was about to “go to jail”. She had kited (bounced) $20,000 in bad checks. And– when her bank figured that out she’d be arrested. (So she’d been firmly told by her lawyer who was also her closest and oldest friend)…. Predictably—when the gold embossed Crane invitation came from “HIM” she packed her black Tumi bag and sprinted, in four inch heels, for the door.
You Are Cordially Invited
TO JEKYLL ISLAND
For An All Expense Paid Weekend Of Play
$1 Million Dollars Will Be Awarded To The Winner Of
The First Annual Captain Hyde Treasure Hunt
At first, she didn’t know what to make of the invitation. She had figured it was some vindictive bitch’s cruel hoax. But–when she called the airport and found out that the first class ticket to Greece on United Airlines was for real–she was elated. Eureka! Her money problems were solved. Which is why while sitting in the United Airlines VIP lounge she had decided to forego drinks. Forego them so that she could practice, on the keyboard, to get her speed up. Over and over she’d been repeating the same 16 words. It was a ‘phrase’ used by typing students since the advent of typewriters. “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country”. Only–she wasn’t on a typewriter, or a laptop, she was on her cell phone. She was practicing to achieve the required 20 wpm “texting speed” the invitation suggested she have. Double Eureka! All her friends (and enemies) knew she could “text message” faster than anyone. And to win that million dollars she’d text everybody–and their mother–to Hades– TO HELL –and back….
Above paragraph from the screenplay: “S.O.L” by Renee Ashley Baker. (Copyright 2009 by Renee Ashley Baker. All Rights Reserved). For a theatrical motion picture to be EXECUTIVE PRODUCED by Renee Ashley Baker for “Twentieth Century Fox” motion picture studio…. “S.O.L.” is a “mystery/thriller” In the vain of Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians”.
Dyan Cannon as Jill (a fired talent agent)
Isabella Rossellini as Jade (an A-list actress)
Liza Minelli as Jitterbug (a Leona Helmsley type socialite)
Sarah Jessica Parker or Elizabeth Hurley as Janice (the actress)
Michelle Williams as Justine(art gallery owner married to Justin)
Mathew Broderick as Jacob
Dennis Miller or Richard Lewis as Jeffrey
Lance Henrikson as Jasper
Sting as Justin
Ashton Kutcher as Jake the Model
Jeremy Irons as Jason and
Renee Ashley Baker as Jordon
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