It seems filmmaker Steven Soderbergh isn’t the only one interested in producing a screen work about the famed Panama Papers scandal.
Netflix has announced that they have scored the screen rights to German investigative journalists Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer’s just released book: “Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the World’s Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money”.
The pair were part of the team who broke the story, and have enlisted two other key members (Gerard Ryle and Marina Walker) along with John Wells Productions to handle the film adaptation for the streaming giant. No word yet of a director, screenwriter, or cast but both Wells and Claire Rudnick Polstein will produce.
Soderbergh is producing and may potentially direct his own film about the scandal based on Jake Bernstein’s upcoming book “Secrecy World”. His go to scribe Scott Z. Burns is said to be working on the script.
Source: The Playlist