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Jared Leto to play WeWork founder Adam Neumann on TV

‘WeCrashed’ follows rise and fall of Israeli-American entrepreneur and his wife, to be played by Anne Hathaway, following the dramatic implosion of his company

Adam Neumann, co-founder and CEO of WeWork, attends the opening bell ceremony at Nasdaq, in New York, January 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Adam Neumann, co-founder and CEO of WeWork, attends the opening bell ceremony at Nasdaq, in New York, January 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

JTA — Reports about the very public fall from grace of ousted WeWork founder Adam Neumann have been anything but glamorous. But the recently announced cast for an upcoming Apple TV+ show based on the story, “WeCrashed,” is quite star-studded.

The Israeli-American entrepreneur, who resigned in 2019 from the company he founded after a meteoric loss in value, will be played by “Dallas Buyers Club” star and Academy Award winner Jared Leto. Neumann’s wife and WeWork co-founder, Rebekah Neumann, who is the cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow, will be played by Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway.

According to The Hollywood Reporter,  the forthcoming show, which does not have an anticipated release date yet, was co-created by Lee Eisenberg, known for his film “Good Boys” and himself the son of an Israeli immigrant. It is based on a podcast of the same name from Wondery media and will be directed and produced by “This Is Us” team John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.

Eisenberg isn’t the only creator inspired by Neumann’s story. Nicholas Braun (“Succession”) is set to play the Kabbalah-loving former kibbutznik in another drama series from “You’re the Worst” creator Stephen Falk, based on an upcoming book from Wall Street Journal reporters Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell, “The Cult of We.” There is also a movie currently in works, based on an upcoming book on Neumann by journalist Katrina Brooker.

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