Apple committed to turning the epic rise and fall of WeWork into a limited series on Friday. And WeCrashed is set to star Oscar-winners Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto.
Apple’s announcement is light on details, but says “WeCrashed will follow the greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of WeWork, one of the world’s most valuable startups, and the narcissists whose chaotic love made it all possible.”
WeWork transforms in WeCrashed
At one point in time, WeWork had an estimated value of $47 billion, but it crashed during a failed IPO. According to previous reports, Leto might play Adam Neumann in the Apple TV+ show. Neumann served as WeWork’s CEO before finally being pressured into resigning in 2019. A Wall Street Journal article last year cited his “eccentric behavior” among the reasons he was forced to step down.
Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello are developing the series for Apple. Eisenberg has a multiyear deal with Apple, and previously created the critically acclaimed Little America for Apple TV+. The show will be directed by the ream of John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.
When the WeCrashed series will appear on Apple TV+ is not yet known.
The stars shine on Apple TV+
Apple clearly believes big names draw viewers’ attention, and has made deals with many stars to bring movies and shows to its streaming service beyond Leto and Hathaway. Recently, the company picked Joaquin Phoenix to play Napoleon. And Scarlett Johansson is reportedly filming a movie for the service.
And Justin Timberlake’s drama Palmer debuted Friday. Stars like Stephen Spielberg, Chris Evans, and Jennifer Aniston already have series. Tom Hanks’ Greyhound was a hit last summer. There are many more.