EXCLUSIVE: Following the success of Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, a series project at Fox TV Studios is taking an inside look into the Wall Street culture of greed and excess — this time from the vantage point of its newest recruits. FtvS has optioned journalist Kevin Roose‘s bestselling nonfiction book Young Money: Inside The Hidden World Of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits, an exposé that chronicles the lives and exploits of young Wall Street bankers after the crash of 2008. Burn Notice‘s Alfredo Barrios will write the adaptation, which will be shopped shortly. He is executive producing alongside Alan Gasmer (Vikings) and Peter Jaysen of Veritas Entertainment, who brought the book to FtvS.
Published by Grand Central Publishing on February 18, Young Money already has landed on several top bestseller lists. Shadowing first and second-year bankers at renowned Wall Street firms, Roose was allowed unprecedented (and unauthorized) access to their 100-hour work weeks, drug-fueled all-nighters, Occupy protests, top-secret fraternity parties, and dating mixers. The book reveals not only their media-magnified exploits and excesses, but also the doubt and introspection that crept into the financial sector post-recession. Also serving as executive producers are The Shuman Co.’s Larry Shuman (Devious Maids) and David Wolthoff. Barrios is with CAA and The Shuman Co. The book and Roose are repped by ICM Partners.