As social media giant Facebook is preparing to pay a $5 billion fine to the FTC for the 2018 Cambridge Analytica data privacy breach, a movie is the works about Cambridge Analytica's data consultant, Christopher Wylie.
It promises to even more damaging to the Facebook brand than "The Social Network," in which the founder of Facebook was portrayed as a weaselly, back-stabbing jerk.
The central figure of this story is Wylie, who was reportedly behind the illegal data breach that used 87 million Facebook users' data to help influence the 2016 presidential election and the Brexit vote.
Facebook has steadfastly denied any participation in the data breach. (Sure, Jan.)
This 2018 Guardian interview with Wylie, titled "I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: Meet the data war whistle-blower" is part of the rights package, according to Deadline.
It's a chance for a young actor (Wylie was 24 at the time) to land a juicy film role and dye his hair pink. One that might even attract some awards, as playing Zuckerberg did for Jesse Eisenberg.
The script is by "Avengers: Endgame" screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. So it'll be brought to you by the director of "Pineapple Express" and the guys who killed off Tony Stark. Got it.
Next up for Gordon is the follow-up to last year's hit "Halloween" reboot.
AGBO is financing the film, which is aiming for a 2020 production start date.