I'll Have Your Heart by Richard Buzzell | Script Revolution

I'll Have Your Heart

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A woman kidnaps a former lover, holds him captive in an underground bunker, and uses psychological persuasion techniques to convince him that he's still in love with her.
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In this single-location, two-actor, psychological thriller, a woman kidnaps a former lover, holds him captive in an underground bunker, and uses advanced psychological persuasion techniques to convince him that he's still in love with her.

Kyle and Hailey were involved on and off throughout their time together in college. Now several years later, Kyle has moved on with his fiancee Camille. Hailey has tired of waiting for Kyle to realize that she’s the only woman for him.

Kyle wakes up in a groggy state in a soundproof bunker, unsure of how he got there. Hailey explains that she’s rescuing him from his own poor judgement. She assures him that within seventy-two hours she’ll have convinced him that they belong together. He assures her that she’s wrong.

She moves through a series of calculated maneuvers designed to break down Kyle’s resistance. Hailey’s actions are clearly disturbed, but her controlled manner and her internal logic make them seem much more reasonable than they are. As the process evolves their interaction becomes increasingly heated.

The story comes to an unsettling conclusion that suggests that maybe Hailey was right all along.

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The Writer: Richard Buzzell

I'm the author of fifteen feature scripts and four full-length stage plays, as well as some shorter works. I have a sitcom project, "Any Way In", which I'm adapting for a podcast format.  I'm attracted to drama but I have a strict "no fake drama" rule in my writing. Go to bio

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