Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto have been roped in to star in Apple’s scripted WeWork project. The project has been ordered to become a series at the streaming service.
The series will be called WeCrashed which will be based on the Wondery podcast of the same name. It has been described as following the greed-filled rise and the fall of WeWork which is one of the most valuable startups. The narcissists whose chaotic love made this all possible.
Anne and Jared have both won Oscars for their commendable performances. The actress won the award for being the best-supporting actress in her 2012 film, Les Miserables. Meanwhile, Jared won the award for being the best supporting actor for his 2013 drama, Dallas Buyers Club.
The actors will also serve as executive producers on WeCrashed in addition to acting in the movies. Anne had recently appeared in Locked Down which was by Doug Liman. She also appeared in the HBO Max remake of The Witches; her notable performance includes her movies, Devil Wears Prada, Rachel Getting Married, Interstellar. The series, WeCrashed will mark as her first regular television role after starring in the Fox sitcom, Get Real.
Meanwhile, Jared originally was on the ABC drama, My So-Called Life. He has starred in a number of celebrated films including Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, Blade Runner 2049. The actor will also star in the upcoming movie, Morbius which had to be delayed back to October. He is also one of the founding members of the band 30 Seconds to Mars.
WeCrashed Group of Executive Producers
The series will be co-written and executive produced by Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crivello. They will also act as co-showrunners as Lee has previously co-created the hit Apple series, Little America. He was also the showrunner in the series and that year it was revealed that the writer has signed an overall deal with the streaming service.
Meanwhile, WeCrashed will be directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra in addition to executive producing. The team of executive producers also include Charlie Gogolak and Natalie Sandy along with Emma Ludbrook via her and Jared’s Paradox production.
WeWork has been viewed as the next exciting startup and was estimated at nearly $50 billion at one time. The company pulled the plug on an initial public offering back in September 2019. This was in the wake of disclosures about the unusual management and personal enrichment of co-founder Adam Neumann.
There were also questions about its business model and the role of funders like JPMorgan and Softbank. Adam had resigned from the company while WeWork admitted a bailout from Softbank in October.
Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content are currently prepping their own series about WeWork based on the book “The Cult of We” by Wall Street Journal reporters Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell. “Succession” star Nicholas Braun connected to play Adam Neumann with Stephen Falk set to write and assist as showrunner. No network is currently attached.