Friday, August 27, 2010

People Person

"Transformers" and "Star Trek" co-writer Alex Kurtzman will make his directorial debut on the family drama "Welcome to People" says Vulture.

The story follows a struggling twenty-something junk dealer who returns home to Los Angeles for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father.

His late dad's last will stipulates that he delivers $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew existed. Determined to keep the money, he makes contact with her and her troubled teenage son anyway but doesn't reveal who he really is.

Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and documentary filmmaker Jody Lambert co-wrote the script.

Steven Spielberg will produce.

After so many flights of fantasy it will be interesting to see what Kutrzman does with a story grounded in real life

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