LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The documentary "Must Read After My Death," which opened in New York on Friday, has inspired a narrative film adaptation of the real-life family drama.
Morgan Dews' film is drawn from 8mm films, tape recordings and written materials left behind by his grandmother, who died in 2001. It offers a portrait of a suburban couple in 1960s Connecticut who attempt to combine a traditional life with an open marriage and the wife's desire to break free of conventional expectations.
Craig Wright will write the screenplay based on the nonfiction material, and Alan Poul will direct the film.
Poul is making his feature directing debut with the romantic comedy "Plan B," starring Jennifer Lopez. His credits as producer and director include "Six Feet Under" and "Swingtown," and he also has directed episodes of "Big Love" and "Rome."
Wright, co-executive producer of "Brothers & Sisters," also was the creator and of " ." In addition to his TV work on such shows as "Lost" and "Six Feet Under," Wright is a playwright whose work includes "The Pavilion," "Recent Tragic Events" and " ."
Dews' documentary, which opened at the Quad Cinemas in New York, will bow at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles on Friday and also is available at giganticdigital.com. (http://www.giganticdigital.com/)