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Steven Spielberg shepherds Alex Kurtzman’s ‘Welcome to People’

HollywoodNews.com: Alex Kurtzman, the blockbuster screenwriter behind “Transformers” and “Star Trek” is getting a chance to finally direct, thanks to mentor Steven Spielberg.

Kurtzman will be dusting off his screenplay “Welcome to People” which he wrote six years ago with scribe partners Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert. Unlike his high octane sci-fi fare, Kurtzman’s “Welcome to People” is a family drama. Spielberg has set Kurtzman’s directorial debut up at DreamWorks.

Vulture describes the plot as follows:

Welcome to People tells the story of a struggling twentysomething man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew existed, and her troubled 12-year-old son. Determined to keep the money to solve his own problems, he’s nonetheless fascinated by his unknown kin and makes contact with the two without revealing who he really is.

Collider summarizes that Kurtzman has been wanting to direct for some time and even threw his hat into the ring for Paramount’s Jack Ryan reboot. With “Welcome to People,” Kurtzman wanted Hollywood to see his talent for executing non-action fare.

Apparently, “Welcome to People” refers to the anger-management program that the 12-year-old son attends in the script.


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