Apple has released a teaser for its upcoming series We collapsed, which will dramatize the events leading up to the collapse of office-sharing startup WeWork and the retirement of its owner for a reported 1.7 billion dollars.
WeCrashed, the next Apple TV+ drama starring Jared Leto, will premiere in March, according to the trailer. It’s scheduled to follow the real-life narrative of WeWork, a startup website founded by tech-boss Adam Neumann, and its rise and fall.
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What we know so far
For more than a decade, WeWork soared to financial success and looked as promising as other top social networks and workplaces. However, the company finally slipped into disarray, culminating in Neumann’s removal as CEO due to misbehavior claims.
The real story of the scandal-plagued couple will be told in a dramatic miniseries on Apple TV+ based on Drew Crevello and Lee Eisenberg ‘s recent and highly successful podcast.
Rebekah and Adam Neumann, the jet-setting New Age executives, will be played by Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Ex-employees have compared him to a cult leader because he co-founded the shared workplace startup with businessman Miguel McKelvey in 2010.
The latter is his wife, a Buddhist and business student, certified yoga instructor, and cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow’s, who served as the company’s chief product officer and CEO of WeGrow, a now-defunct Manhattan exclusive school in which tuition went up to $42,000 per year.
What the show is about
Just in case you live under a rock and haven’t been paying close attention to the latest Singapore news making the buzz, the show is adapted from the Wondery podcast “WeWork: The Rise and Fall of WeWork”. It also explores WeWork’s rise and fall from a once $47 billion enterprise.
Limited series includes Oscar victor Jared Leto portraying Adam Neumann, WeWork’s former CEO, and Rebekah Neumann, Rebekah’s former head of brand and business influence and previous CEO of WeGrow, the firm’s former private school, respectively.
based on the six-part podcast WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork, written by Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork will be a feature film.
On the kibbutz, where Adam spent his adolescent years, meeting Rebekah and Miguel McKelvey was a stroke of luck, but the book also includes the tales of old friends and partners whose initial enthusiasm for WeWork rapidly changed to skepticism and disappointment.
You can learn more
Read Billion Dollar Loser by Reeves Wiedeman and the co-authored book The Cult of We by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell to get a good overview of the WeWork scandal, then watch WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn by Jed Rothstein to have an even better understanding.
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What can we expect
Leto and Hathaway were immediately tapped to feature in the show when it was first revealed in January 2021. The show marked Leto’s comeback to television after a 25-year hiatus from the medium. In December, the first photographs for the series were released, showcasing the actors in play as the close-but-conflicted pair.
Fans will be even more eager to see Leto’s biographical performance on Apple TV+ after seeing him steal the show in House of Gucci and awaiting the release of Morbius.
Following the success of original films like Cherry, WeCrashed is expected to drive people to Apple’s streaming service. In the streaming wars, Apple has attracted some of Hollywood’s biggest names to its underdog side.
With only a few months left, fans will finally get to see Hathaway and Leto’s fascinating great story brought to life. On March 18, WeCrashed will make its Apple TV+ premiere. Your constant cravings for more entertainment Singapore news will finally be put to rest.