DEATH BY SCRABBLE - HBO PROJECT GREENLIGHT FILM

Ryan Geiger’s comedy Death by Scrabble is an HBO Greenlight film. The film screened at festivals across the country. It features the Starz and Sci-Fi actress Leslie Lopez and Discovery's Mike Kingsbaker.

Script: It’s a hot day, and I hate my wife. We’re playing Scrabble, that’s how bad it is. I’m 35 years old, it’s a blistering hot Sunday, and all I can think to do with my life is play Scrabble. I should be out doing exercise, spending money, meeting people. I don’t think I’ve spoken to anyone except my wife since Thursday. On Thursday I spoke to the mailman. “Hi.” “Hi.” My letters are crap. I play appropriately, BEGIN, 22 points. I watch my wife’s smug expression as she rearranges her letters. Clap clap clap. I hate her. If she wasn’t around, I’d be doing something interesting. Like climbing a mountain, I’d be starring in the latest Hollywood blockbuster, I’d be fishing in Colorado, I don’t know but I’d be doing something. She plays JINXED with a J on a double letter, she’s beating me already. Maybe I should kill her. If only I had a D, then I can play MURDER. That would be a sign. I start chewing on my U, it’s a bad habit, I know, I play WARMER, mainly so I can keep chewing on my U… [excerpt]

Running time: 4:00

Tags: Entertainment, Comedy, HBO, Television