Carlos Ghosn, the disgraced Nissan exec whose dramatic fall from grace as one of many greatest names within the motoring business has already led to a number of documentaries, is getting the scripted remedy.
Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk, The Marvelous Miss Maisel) will play the Brazilian-Lebanese exec within the newly-announced six-part drama Fall of the God of Cars, written and directed by prolific Brit filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (Welcome to Sarajevo, The Trip, 24 Hour Party People). The sequence comes from Fremantle, Winterbottom’s Revolution movies (This England, A Mighty Heart), Passenger (True Detective, Outlaw King, Catch-22) and Anonymous Content (The Revenant, Mr Robot, Maniac). It was initially developed by Winterbottom, Alfonso Cuaron and Anonymous Content.
Ghosn, a significant enterprise determine who for a number of years headed up each Renault and Nissan and helped save Nissan from near-bankruptcy in 1999, was arrested in Japan in December 2018 over allegations of under-reporting his wage and gross misuse of firm belongings, and whereas on bail was later re-arrested over new prices of misappropriation of Nissan funds. A 12 months after his preliminary arrest he orchestrated his personal escape to Beirut, hidden in a music case on a non-public jet. He’s now needed by Interpol.
“Carlos Ghosn was a superstar of the car industry, the first person ever to have simultaneously been CEO of two Fortune 500 companies,” stated Winterbottom. “It is wonderful to have Tony Shalhoub on board to play this complex character.”
Richard Brown serves as govt producer on behalf of Passenger and Fremantle on the sequence, whereas Melissa Parmenter serves as govt producer for Revolution Films, and Violaine Etienne serves as govt producer for Anonymous Content. David Levine and Garrett Kemble will oversee the undertaking on behalf of Anonymous Content.
“We are excited to announce this latest collaboration with Michael, Richard and the team at Anonymous Content,” stated Christian Vesper, Fremantle’s CEO of world drama. “They are the perfect visionary and creative partners to bring this fascinating and incredulous story to life.”
Fremantle lately partnered with Brown and Winterbottom on the Sky unique drama This England. In December, Fremantle introduced the acquisition of Passenger, with the unbiased manufacturing firm turning into a completely owned label, sitting inside Fremantle’s Global Drama division beneath the management of Vesper. As a part of the deal, Brown has additionally taken on a brand new artistic function throughout the division to assist drive Fremantle’s efforts within the growth and manufacturing of TV and movie initiatives. Fremantle additionally has an unique first-look cope with Winterbottom’s Revolution Films.