As reported by HollywoodReporter on January 29, Apple is moving forward with its WeCrashed series, which is based on the six-part podcast series “WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork.”.
The leading vampire of Morbius, Jared Leto, and Anne Hathaway will be joining the Apple TV+ series WeCrashed as WeWork’s CEO Adam Neumann, and his wife, respectively.
Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto to star in Apple TV+ series, WeCrashed
Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto will star in the limited series from creators Drew Crevello and Lee Eisenberg. It is an in-house production that will take place at the Cupertino tech giant’s recently launched Apple Studios. The This Is Us duo, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, will execute and direct the production.
The series will showcase eight episodes that will show the history of the start-up WeWork. Though a premiere time has not yet been established. From the report:
The eight-episode drama will follow the greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of start-up WeWork and the narcissists whose chaotic love made it all possible. Leto will play WeWork founder Adam Neumann, with Hathaway set to play his wife and co-founder Rebekah Newmann. Both stars will also be credited as exec producers on the show.
Alongside Crevello, Eisenberg who has an overall deal with Apple will co-write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner. WeCrashed marks a return to television for Leto, who shot at stardom as the male lead opposite Claire Dames in the brilliant yet short-lived 1990s drama My So-Called Life. On the feature side, Leto’s credits include Suicide Squad, Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyer Club, and the upcoming Spider-man spinoff Morbius.
Eisenberg, who has an overall deal with Apple, will co-write, exec produce and serve as showrunner alongside Crevello. Wondery will exec produce. Charlie Gogolak, a partner with Ficarra and Requa in Zaftig Films, will exec produce. Natalie Sandy, Eisenberg’s vp development at Piece of Work Entertainment, also exec produces. Leto’s Paradox partner Emmy Ludbrook also exec produces.
As for Anne Hathaway, she appeared recently in Amazon’s Modern Love and has also won an Emmy for her voice work on The Simpsons. Hathaway’s last regular series role was in 1999, Fox’s family entry Get Real. In the movie industry, she has starred in The Dark Knight Rises, Les Miserables, and Ocean’s 8.
WeCrashed is the latest series to be produced via Apple Studios and joins Lessons in Chemistry, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, and Band of Brothers among others. The script is the latest scripted entry based on a Wondery podcast and joins The Shrink Next Door starring Kathryn Hahn, Paul Rudd, and Will Ferrell.
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