Netflix will film the affair around the Panama Papers

Jul

31

2016

Netflix will film the affair around the Panama Papers

Panama Papers: A massive leak, revelations and basically a triumph of investigative journalism have meant that the public could learn how many senior managers as well as heads of state sent maneuver with money to avoid taxes. Overall, the whole thing is of course exciting material. And where such a basis is there, also usually the entertainment industry remains not far – appears so for example, to Edward Snowden soon the film “Snowden” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead role. Netflix again wants to film the Panama Papers.

Basis is the book “Panama Papers: The Story of a global unveiling” be the journalist Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer from the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The project is also supervised by Gerard Ryle and Marina Walker by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Although Netflix but in its press release operates abundant Namedropping around the involved journalists, other details remain relatively diffuse.

A Cast missing namely still and also who is behind the camera does the work as a director, is probably still open. John Wells Productions is responsible for any event production and is now looking well after respective talents. That Netflix is ​​so quick to to announce the project, although quite a few details are unclear, may have his reasons: Even Steven Soderbergh ( “The Knick”) and Scott Z. Burns wish to build a film on the Panama Papers. Take the upcoming book “Secrecy World” by journalist Jake Bernstein as a basis.

Similarly, it was at that time the way pace than several studios wanted to film the Wikileaks. The bulk of the planned productions ended up staying in that race on the track and only “Inside WikiLeaks – The fifth force” with Benedict Cumberbatch managed at the end to greater attention.

A publication period for his film called not Netflix accordingly. It will be interesting how the project will move forward from now.

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