Friday, Oct. 5, 2018|4:33 p.m.
LOS ANGELES– Audrey Wells, who composed and directed the 2003 romantic funny “Under the Tuscan Sun” along with the movie script for the brand-new film “The Hate U Provide,” has died after a five-year fight with cancer. She was 58.
An agent from United Skill Agency states Wells died Thursday.
The San Francisco native had early tasks as a video jockey at a regional jazz station and in public radio before making the transition to movie, armed with a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.
She wrote the screenplays for films like “The Reality About Cats and Dogs,” a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac tale 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 young woman and her relationship with an older mentor.
Wells likewise composed the script for the critically-acclaimed new movie “The Hate U Offer,” an adaptation of Angie Thomas’ young person novel about a cops shooting of a young black guy. The film starring Amandla Stenberg is now playing in restricted release prior to it expands across the country Oct. 19.
UTA Co-President David Kramer said in a declaration that Wells was “genuinely special.”
” The strong, independent female characters she shaped resonate today more than ever and will be a part of her tradition always,” Kramer said. “We will miss her fantastic, spirit, creativity and the love she provided us.”
Wells is made it through by her hubby Brian Larky and her child Tatiana. Larky stated in a statement that Wells “battled valiantly versus her disease” and passed away “surrounded by love.”
The family has actually asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Wells’ preferred nonprofits, The Feminist Majority Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood.