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'The Hate U Give' screenwriter Audrey Wells dies at 58

Audrey Wells, who wrote the screenplay for the brand new feature film "The Hate U Give," died the day before the film was released after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 58.

A representative from United Talent Agency said Wells died Thursday.

Wells also wrote and directed the 2003 romantic comedy "Under the Tuscan Sun."

The San Francisco native had early jobs as a disc jockey at a local jazz station and in public radio before making the transition to film, armed with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.

She wrote the screenplays for films like "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," a modern-day...