Alex Kurtzman will soon have his first film directing job, courtesy of Steven Spielberg.
Kurtzman will direct Welcome to People, a film written by Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jody Lambert.
According to Vulture, Welcome to People is “the story of a struggling twenty-something 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.”
The script for Welcome to People was written six years ago, but offered to Spielberg recently when Kurtzman wanted to branch out beyond action movies.
The title Welcome to People refers to a child anger-management program in which the nephew of the main character is enrolled after he blows up the pool at his middle school using sodium swiped from his chemistry class.