Sony Pictures has acquired screen rights to “Enron,” the Lucy Prebble-penned play dramatising the scandalous rise and fall of the Texas energy company says Variety.
The play is a story of greed and fraudulent accounting practices that transformed Enron into a powerhouse that at one time employed 22,000 people and reported $111 billion in revenues before its fall.
The play opened this month in London’s Royal Court and its run through November is already sold-out. A Broadway run of the show kicks off in the Spring.
Laura Ziskin will produce and Prebble, who adapted “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” into a successful small screen series, will write the script.