Poul, Wright breathe life into 'Death' feature


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

Morgan Dews' film is drawn from 8mm films, tape recordings and written materials left 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 convention.

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, now in preproduction. His credits as producer and director include "Six Feet Under," and he also has 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 works include "The Pavilion."

Dews' documentary will bow at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles on Friday and also is available at giganticdigital.com. (partialdiff)