Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto have signed on to star in Apple’s scripted WeWork project, which has been ordered to series at the streamer.
The series is titled “WeCrashed,” based on the Wondery podcast of the same name. It is described as following 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.
Hathaway and Leto are both Oscar winners. Hathaway won the award for best supporting actress for her role in the 2012 film version of “Les Misérables,” while Leto won for best supporting actor for the 2013 drama “Dallas Buyers Club.” Both will serve as executive producers on “WeCrashed” in addition to starring.
Hathaway most recently appeared in the Doug Liman featured “Locked Down” and the HBO Max remake of “The Witches.” Her other notable feature credits include “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Rachel Getting Married,” and “Interstellar.” “WeCrashed” will mark her first regular television role since starring in the Fox sitcom “Get Real.”
She is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane, Offer.
Leto originally broke out during his time on the ABC drama “My So-Called Life.” Along with “Dallas Buyers Club,” he has gone on to star in a number of celebrated films, including “Fight Club,” “Requiem for a Dream,” “Blade Runner 2049.” He will star in the upcoming “Morbius” film, which was recently pushed back to October. Leto is also one of the founding members of the band “30 Seconds to Mars.”
He is repped by WME and attorney Carlos Goodman.
Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello will co-write and executive produce “WeCrashed,” with Eisenberg serving as showrunner. Eisenberg previously co-created the hit Apple series “Little America,” on which he was also the showrunner. It was announced last year that Eisenberg had signed an overall deal with the streamer. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra will direct “WeCrashed” in addition to executive producing. Charlie Gogolak and Natalie Sandy will also serve as executive producers along with Emma Ludbrook via her and Leto’s Paradox production company. Apple Studios will produce, with Wondery executive producing.
WeWork was viewed as the next hot startup and was valued at nearly $50 billion at one time. However, the company pulled the plug on an initial public offering in September 2019 in the wake of revelations about the erratic management and personal enrichment of co-founder Adam Neumann, as well as questions about its business model and the role of funders like JPMorgan and Softbank. Neumann resigned from the company around this time, while Wework accepted a bailout from SoftBank in October.
Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content are currently prepping their own series about WeWork based on the book “The Cult of We” by Wall Street Journal reporters Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell. “Succession” star Nicholas Braun attached to play Adam Neumann with Stephen Falk set to write and serve as showrunner. No network is currently attached.