Aug Sept 2016
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Ron Howard set to direct new film written by Doug Wright

Variety reports that director Ron Howard (Apollo 13, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas) is close to a solid commitment to direct The Burial, from a script by out screenwriter Doug Wright (Quills). The film tells the true story of Willie Gary, a successful personal-injury lawyer from Mississippi who helped Jeremiah O'Keefe, the owner of a local funeral-home chain, sue a major funeral parlor conglomerate who had swindled O'Keefe, leading to a $260 million award for the plaintiff. It is believed that Wright plans to pen a rewrite of his original draft.