Fans recently got a first look at Hollywood actors Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway’s transformation into infamous WeWork couple Adam and Rebekah Newman in the teaser for the Apple TV+ series WeCrashed.
The series’ minute-long teaser features Leto’s Newman introducing potential investors to the concept of WeWork, the company that introduced and monetized the concept of co-working for startups and other entrepreneurs.
Leto’s character describes WeWork as not only a business venture, but a “movement” that will change the way people work.
Those who follow the news or listen to podcasts should be familiar with Newman’s story. The Wonderful podcast Wecrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork documents how the Israeli-born entrepreneur built a multibillion-dollar company with the help of his wife, Rebekah.
Together, they used WeWork’s profits to fund their lavish lifestyle and invest in new ideas. However, Newman was removed from his role as CEO in 2019 as the value of WeWork began to decline.
In conversation with Entertainment Weekly in December, showrunners Lee Eisenberg and Drew Cravello shared about the show, sharing that it’s less about the business and more about Adam’s relationship with Rebekah and its impact on the business. .
Eisenberg said, “What sets you apart? [WeCrashed] One of the other things we’ve noticed in this genre is that we see the story through the glasses of this couple. We see this cult of personality within the business story, and then come home with them at night.”
However, Newman himself has said he will not watch the series, telling a news outlet that the show is a “one-sided narrative that I’m telling you isn’t really true in a lot of things,” according to Deadline.
Newman shared that Leto had warned her that Wecrashed does not portray him and his wife in a flattering light. He said the actor told him, “I’m going to make you act, and you shouldn’t watch it.”
The first three episodes of the series will premiere on Apple TV+ on March 18, with the remaining five episodes releasing weekly.