Serial Pictures Co-Founder and EP Violaine Etienne is Executive Producing a dramatization of the life of Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan/Renault CEO who escaped from arrest hidden in a music case, from Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón and This England’s Michael Winterbottom.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Monk star Tony Shalhoub is set to play Ghosn in the six-part TV series Fall of the God of Cars, which comes from Fremantle, Anonymous Content, Richard Brown’s Passenger and Winterbottom’s Revolution Films.
Ghosn was the wealthy Brazilian-Lebanese CEO of Nissan and Renault whose world came tumbling down when he was arrested in Japan in 2018 on allegations of under-reporting his salary and gross misuse of company assets. One year later, he orchestrated an escape to Beirut, hidden in a music case on a private jet, and, with multiple warrants out for his arrest, he has remained there ever since.
Brown is executive producer for Passenger and Fremantle, Melissa Parmenter is executive producer for Revolution Films, and Violaine Etienne is executive producer for Anonymous Content. David Levine and Garrett Kemble will oversee the project on behalf of Anonymous Content.
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