London: Netflix announced that it would also be creating a movie about the data leak, also based on a book by journalists involved in the leak of the papers. Earlier this month, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Steven Soderbergh would be producing a movie about the Panama Papers leak, which revealed how many public officials and celebrities escaped taxes by creating offshore shell companies.
They have aligned with German investigative journalists Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer, who broke the story and led the team that uncovered The Panama Papers. Netflix has acquired their book, Panama Papers: Breaking The Story Of How The World’s Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money. “We are confident that between the expert investigative work of Obermaier and Obermayer, the only journalists in touch directly with John Doe, 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 The Panama Papers when they were first revealed on the world’s front pages,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix.