Sony has purchased the film rights to playwright Lucy Prebble's Enron, currently being staged in a sold-out run at London's Royal Court Theater. A Broadway move is being planned for April.
Like the play, the film will offer an inside look at the most notorious scandal in modern corporate history. Prebble will handle the screen adaptation herself.
Filmmaker Alex Gibney made the Oscar-nominated documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room in 2005. And Warner Bros. has been developing an Enron movie for years, adapted by Sheldon Turner from the nonfiction book Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald (The Informant).
Prebble, who wrote the Showtime series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, is also the author of the play The Sugar Syndrome.