Alan Poul and Craig Wright have optioned the family story captured in documentary Must Read After My Death and plan to co-produce the feature film which Wright will write and Poul will direct.
The documentary, directed by Morgan Dews, was released Friday (February 20) at New York's Quad Cinemas and in an innovative national day-and-date online release via Gigantic Digital. The films opens February 27 in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Sunset 5.
Must Read After My Death is an intimate portrait of a suburban family in 1960s Connecticut which turns to therapy as the family starts falling apart. The film includes home movies, audio tapes, journals and photographs unearthed by the couple's grandson, Dews.
Producer/director Poul has previously worked on Six Feet Under, Swingtown, and Woman On Top and is now in pre-production on Plan B starring Jennifer Lopez; producer/writer Wright has worked on Brothers And Sisters, Lost, Dirty Sexy Money and theatre works including The Pavilion and Recent Tragic Events.
Dews made his feature debut with Must Read After My Death, which is executive produced by Alison Palmer Bourke.
Lisa Callif of Donaldson & Callif negotiated on behalf of Dews.
Poul is represented by Andrew Cannava and Keya Khayatian at UTA, and Wright by Marc Korman at Endeavor.