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Movie About Brittany Maynard, Right-To-Die Law In Works

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The story of Brittany Maynard, a Bay Area woman who ended her life after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, will reportedly become the subject of an upcoming movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production company Good Universe has optioned the rights to Maynard's life story, along with the life story of her husband Dan Diaz.

The entertainment industry publication reported that Diaz will be an executive producer and will be "heavily involved" in developing the film.

In 2014, Maynard was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given six months to live. Maynard moved from the Bay Area to Oregon, where doctors were allowed to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill.

The 29-year-old gained notoriety after writing an essay about her story and advocating for right-to-die laws nationwide. Maynard ended her life in November of 2014.

Following her death, Maynard's family pushed for a similar law in California. The End of Life Option act went into effect this past June.

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