Film On Panama Paper Scandal Picked Up By Netflix

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Only three months ago two German journalists leaked hundreds of thousands of tax documents that exposed the tax evasion crimes of many prominent figures from around the world, and now the scandal known as the Panama Papers will be made into a film by Netflix.

“a gripping tale that will deliver the same type of impact as the The Panama Papers”

The two journalists that exposed the documents, Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer, wrote the book “Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the World’s Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money”, that Netflix announced it had acquired the film rights to.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said the movie will “deliver a gripping tale that will deliver the same type of impact as the The Panama Papers when they were first revealed on the world’s front pages,” and that many of the other key journalists involved in researching and evaluating the documents will be collaborating on the film to make sure it accurately reflects the truth.

Details on when the movie will come out, and who will be cast, was not announced, but John Wells, who’s credits include ER and West Wing, will be producing the adaptation.

Sources: Netflix, DW

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