Netflix to Produce Film Based on The Panama Papers Scandal


The story of the Panama Papers rocked the world several months ago and now Netflix has teamed up with John Wells Productions to develop a film based on the book “Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the World’s Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money”.

The book was written by Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer, two German journalists who broke the story and led the team that uncovered The Panama Papers.

According to Netflix, the film will “tell the definitive story behind The Panama Papers and the two journalists who, working through an anonymous source known as John Doe, cracked open an unprecedented torrent of lies, diversions and information that revealed how the wealthy hid billions of dollars offshore through a little known law firm in Panama. The work, released in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), set off an international firestorm, triggering the resignation of heads of state, judicial investigations in over a dozen countries and a global debate on just how easy it has become for the wealthy to avoid taxes, game the system and evade the law.”

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