- Jason Blum, the producer behind horror hits like “Get Out” and Oscar winners like “BlacKkKlansman,” is developing a movie about the rise and fall of WeWork.
- “The Big Short” and “Bombshell” writer Charles Randolph will write the script.
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Superstar producer Jason Blum, who has been behind hit movies like Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and last year’s “Halloween,” is developing a movie about the dramatic rise and fall of WeWork and its former CEO Adam Neumann.
Charles Randolph will write the script for the studio Universal and Blum’s production company, Blumhouse Productions. Randolph won the best adapted screenplay Oscar for 2015’s “The Big Short” and wrote the upcoming Fox News drama “Bombshell,” which hits theatres this month.
The movie will be based on the Fast Company senior contributing writer Katrina Brooker’s reporting and her upcoming book on the company and Neumann.
Blum is known for hit horror movies, but also produced the Oscar winners “Whiplash” and “BlacKkKlansman.” Blumhouse was also behind Showtime’s limited series “The Loudest Voice,” about the downfall of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, who died in 2017.
Business Insider is also partnering with Campfire to make a documentary about WeWork.
- Read more of Business Insider’s coverage of WeWork:
- How WeWork spiraled from a $US47 billion valuation to talk of bankruptcy in just 6 weeks
- Sex, tequila, and a tiger: Employees inside Adam Neumann’s WeWork talk about the nonstop party to attain a $US100 billion dream and the messy reality that tanked it
- WeWork opened 400 locations in 3 years. In some cases, it used deep discounts to convince existing customers to relocate to help fill them.
- Wall Street gave Adam Neumann up to $US500 million he was going to pay back after WeWork’s IPO. Now that the offering is pulled, banks are scrambling to hammer out a solution.
- Some WeWork employees believe working for the company has hurt their careers
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