Panama Papers film soon to be on Netflix


Netflix will collaborate with John Wells Productions for the recently announced feature film based on Panama Papers, one of the world’s massive leaks of documents.

The movie is an adaptation of the book, The Panama Papers, by German investigative journalists Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer.

Netflix is in talks with International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) to release the film, said The Hollywood Reporter. “We are confident that between the expert investigative work of Obermaier and Obermayer, the ICIJ, and the master storytelling of John Wells Productions, we will be able to deliver a gripping tale that will deliver the same type of impact as The Panama Papers when they were first revealed on the world’s front pages,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix.

While the features’ president of John Wells Productions, Rudnick Polstein, said, “They (Netflix) have an excellent track record of producing top-notch filmmaking and together, we are very much looking forward to getting started on shedding light on one of the most compelling news stories in recent memory.”

“It all started with a ‘ping,’ when John Doe contacted us. That relationship and the work that came out of it grew to become the biggest data leak in history and by far the biggest collaboration of journalists. The world has ever seen; with over 400 journalists ultimately participating in this investigation. We are proud that our newspaper was the starting point for this story which grew to be something monumental,” Variety quoted Obermaier and Obermayer as saying.

More details about the movie are yet to be known.