Audrey Wells, 'Under the Tuscan Sun' and 'The Hate U Give' screenwriter, dies at 58
Audrey Wells, who wrote and directed the 2003 romantic comedy “Beneath the Tuscan Solar” in addition to the screenplay for the brand new movie “The Hate U Give,” has died after a five-year combat with most cancers. She was once 58.
A consultant from United Skill Company says Wells died Thursday.
The San Francisco local had early jobs as a disc jockey at an area jazz station and in public radio ahead of making the transition to movie, armed with a Masters of Wonderful Arts from the College of California, Los Angeles.
She wrote the screenplays for motion pictures like “The Fact About Cats and Canine,” a modern day Cyrano de Bergerac story starring Uma Thurman, and “Shall We Dance,” with Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere. She made her directorial debut with the 1999 indie “Guinevere,” starring Sarah Polley as a tender lady and her courting with an older mentor.
Wells additionally wrote the script for the critically-acclaimed new movie “The Hate U Give,” an adaptation of Angie Thomas’ younger grownup novel a few police capturing of a tender black guy. The movie starring Amandla Stenberg is now enjoying in restricted liberate ahead of it expands national Oct. 19.
Thomas tweeted Friday that it was once, “A pleasure to paintings with Audrey, and I am without end thankful for what she gave us with The Hate U Give adaptation. She’s going to in point of fact be neglected.”
UTA Co-President David Kramer stated in a observation that Wells was once “in point of fact particular.”
“The sturdy, impartial feminine characters she formed resonate as of late greater than ever and will likely be part of her legacy at all times,” Kramer stated. “We will be able to pass over her superb, spirit, creativity and the affection she gave us.”
Wells is survived through her husband Brian Larky and her daughter Tatiana. Larky stated in a observation that Wells “fought valiantly towards her sickness” and died “surrounded through love.”
The circle of relatives has requested that during lieu of flora, donations be made to Wells’ favourite nonprofits, The Feminist Majority Basis, the American Civil Liberties Union and Deliberate Parenthood.