Deadline first reported last month that Leto was in talks for one of the leads in the series based on the hit podcast WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork. He and Hathaway also will executive produce the series.
Previously in development at Apple and set to be produced by Apple Studios, WeCrashed will follow the greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of WeWork, one of the world’s most valuable startups, and the narcissists whose chaotic love made it all possible.
The limited series is created and written by showrunners Lee Eisenberg — as part of his overall deal with Apple TV+ — and Drew Crevello, who also serve as EPs along with Requa, Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak and Natalie Sandy. Emma Ludbrook will executive produce alongside Leto through their Paradox production company. Wondery also will executive produce.
Hathaway most recently was seen in the HBO Max movie Locked Down opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor as well as Warner Bros pic The Witches. Leto stars opposite Denzel Washington and Rami Malek in The Little Things, which just bowed in theaters and on HBO Max. Hathaway is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane, Offer, and Leto is repped by WME and attorney Carlos Goodman.
The series joins an expanding offering of anticipated Apple Originals that will be developed and produced by Apple Studios, including the recently announced Lessons in Chemistry starring and executive produced by Academy Award winner Brie Larson, and written and executive produced by Susannah Grant; Kitbag, the latest film from Ridley Scott, starring Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix; Emancipation, from director Antoine Fuqua and starring and produced by Will Smith; and the highly sought-after film Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.