Alan Poul, Craig Wright bring 'Death' to life

Film is being adapted from documentary

Director Alan Poul and screenwriter Craig Wright are planning a feature film version of the documentary "Must Read After My Death," which opened in New York on Friday.

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.

Poul and Wright will produce the film adaptation.

Poul, repped by UTA, is making his feature directing debut with CBS Films' romantic comedy "Plan B," starring Jennifer Lopez, currently in preproduction. His credits as producer and director include "Six Feet Under" and "Swingtown," and he's also directed episodes of "Big Love" and "Rome."

Wright, co-executive producer of "Brothers & Sisters," also was the creator and exec producer of "Dirty Sexy Money." In addition to his TV work on such shows as "Lost" and "Six Feet Under," Wright, repped by Endeavor, is a playwright whose work includes "The Pavilion," "Recent Tragic Events" and "Orange Flower Water."

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.
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