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Melina Kanakaredes to Co-Write and Produce Pic About Death Studies Pioneer Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the award-winning psychiatrist behind the seminal book “On Death and Dying” and coiner of the five stages of grief, is getting her own film. Deadline reports that actress/writer Melina Kanakaredes (“The Resident”) is co-writing and producing an indie feature about the near-death studies and palliative care trailblazer. The project is inspired by Kübler-Ross’ “The Wheel of Life: A Memoir Of Living and Dying.”

Born in Switzerland in 1926, Kübler-Ross revolutionized the way people think about bereavement and loss with the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Her books — which include “On Children & Death” and “The Tunnel and the Light,” alongside “On Death and Dying” — have been translated into 36 languages and sold more than 10 million copies around the world. Kübler-Ross died in 2004.

Kanakaredes acquired the rights to “The Wheel of Life” and Kübler-Ross’ life rights for the as-yet untitled film,

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