03-gray-285.jpgFrom Playbill, via The Village Voice: Steven Soderbergh is planning to direct a documentary about the life and death of Spaulding Gray, the actor/writer/performance artist who's body was found on the banks of the East River just over a year ago. Gray acted in films such as The Killing Fields and Soderbergh's little seen King of the Hill, but he was mostly known as a monologuist. He won an OBIE for Swimming to Cambodia, a monologue about the making of The Killing Fields which was eventually filmed by Jonathan Demme. Soderbergh last worked with Gray on the filming of his monologue Gray's Anatomy, in 1999. Gray's death is presumed to have been a suicide; he suffered from depression and had attempted to jump from the Staten Island Ferry on at least one other occasion.
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