Lawrence To Direct Hogan v Gawker Film

Francis Lawrence (“Red Sparrow,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) will direct and produce “Conspiracy,” the film about the Hulk Hogan v Gawker case at Blackrock Productions.

Charles Randolph (“The Big Short”) is attached to write the adaptation for the project about the legal battle between pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan; Gawker Media and its founder, Nick Denton; and Silicon Valley titan Peter Thiel.

The latter secretly funded Hogan’s successful lawsuit over the publication of a sex tape involving Hogan, resulting in a $140 million judgment against Gawker and leading to Gawker’s subsequent bankruptcy.

Source: Variety