George Clooney To Take Down Enron Six Years Too Late

By  · Published on December 6th, 2010

Culture has already moved so far beyond Enron that it almost feels like it will be popping up on a VH1 show any day now. It’s a relic despite happening less than a decade ago (and being a devastating example of corporate ignorance and greed).

Now, after nailing down the temperature of the joblessness situation in Up in the Air, George Clooney would like to take another stab at the company by adapting the play “ENRON” for the big screen. The play survived for only a month here in the US this summer, but it’s fared decently well in the UK since 2009.

What’s interesting is both the distance our society has from the disaster and, with the economic situation, how intimate it still feels. The major players belong in a history book, but the feelings and situations it created are still creating fresh wounds.

It’s unclear what roles Clooney will play, but he’ll definitely be producing (alongside Spider-Man (the original) producer Laura Ziskin) and possibly directing. [Cinema Blend]

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