Adrienne Shelly's The Morgan Stories Script to be Produced
by Alex Billington
March 19, 2009
Writer and director Adrienne Shelly, who has tragically killed in 2006, is set to have one of her last remaining screenplays finally produced. The project, The Morgan Stories, is a multigenerational family drama that revolves around three sisters and follows them over the course of several decades. Shelly's widower Andy Ostroy, who launched All for A Films to maintain and further his wife's legacy, said he believed it to be Shelly's best script. Shelly's last film, Waitress, debuted in 2007, while Cheryl Hines is directing Serious Moonlight, based off of one of Shelly's other screenplays that she had finished.
Although I haven't seen much of her older work, I actually enjoyed Waitress and was a big supporter of it in its release in 2007. Ostroy says that The Morgan Stories is "a little bigger than some of her other work. If Adrienne's previous movies were comedies with a little bit of drama, this is a drama with a little bit of comedy." The story doesn't exactly appeal to me yet, but as always, I'll give it a chance and will probably catch it at an upcoming film fest. I think Shelly's work has a great sensibility and realism, and I'm sure this will be the same. In the meantime, we'll let you know who they eventually find to direct and star in this.