The meteoric rise and dramatic fall of WeWork and its founder and former CEO Adam Neumann will be getting the feature film treatment.
Universal and Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions have fast-tracked a movie to be penned by Oscar winner Charles Randolph — the screenwriter behind The Big Short and the upcoming Fox news drama Bombshell — about the embattled startup commercial real estate company.
Randolph will be adapting the extensive reporting from Katrina Brooker, senior contributing writer for Fast Company, as well as her upcoming book, to be published by W.W. Norton, which focuses on the intertwined lives and ambitions of Masayoshi Son — CEO of Softbank and massive investor in WeWork — and Neumann. Brooker has conducted in-depth interviews with Neumann and dozens of sources within SoftBank and WeWork, which has been mired in controversy since its failed IPO.
Randolph will also produce the untitled project.
Blumhouse recently produced The Loudest Voice, the Showtime limited series about the late Roger Ailes and his rise to become the Republican Party's de facto leader as the chairman and CEO of Fox News and the sexual misconduct accusations that ended his career. The production outfit and Universal will next release the holiday slasher movie Black Christmas, which is due out Dec. 13.
Randolph is repped by CAA, Lighthouse and Loeb & Loeb.