When the world witnessed the whole WeWork disaster unfold, there would have undoubtedly been a few of us who couldn’t help but think, “This can’t possibly be real.” But it was, and now with the best camera lens of all time – hindsight – we’ll soon be treated to a deliciously surreal cinematic recount of when the now-excommunicated Adam Neumann, Masayoshi Son, and Softbank shit the US$47 billion bed.
A colossal bed shitting of this magnitude, of course, calls for the skillset of one particular individual. That individual is none other than the Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Charles Randolph. The creative genius behind the big-screen adaptation of The Big Short as well as the upcoming Fox News drama starring Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, and Nicole Kidman, Bombshell.
The screenplay will reportedly adapt the meteoric rise and Mach-10 fall of WeWork from the “extensive reporting from Katrina Brooker, senior contributing writer for Fast Company.” It comes as no surprise that this is a rich subject coloured with strange and bewildering details, which is why Brooker is also set to have a book published by W.W. Norton.
Brooker had conducted in-depth interviews with Adam Neumann before he fled with his US$1.7 billion liferaft of a payout. So we can ostensibly expect some up-close and intimate details about a figure that many have since painted as a “cult leader” and “megalomaniac“.
Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions will facilitate in the birth of this scathing narrative. There is, however, no word regarding additional talent attached to this project nor a scheduled release date. It’s all still very much in the early days.
Yeah. You could say we’re a little bit excited for the WeWork film…