REPORT: Screenwriter Behind ‘The Hate U Give,’ Dies Day Before Film Premiere

OCTOBER 7, 2018

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Audrey Wells, a screenwriter and director who gave a voice to women in films such as “Under the Tuscan Sun” and the newly released “The Hate U Give,” died on Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 58.

Her husband, Brian Larky, said the cause was cancer.

The article goes on to state the following:

Ms. Wells, who had been privately battling her illness for five years, died the day before her adaptation of “The Hate U Give” had its premiere in theaters. Based on Angie Thomas’s best-selling 2017 novel, it tells the story of a black teenage girl straddling opposing worlds after her friend is killed by a white police officer.

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