Variety reports that actress/producer Amy Adams and writer/director Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby) are planning a new project for Netflix that will focus on a class action lawsuit against Walmart.
According to the story, "Titled 'Kings of America,' the series is based on real events and centers on the stories of three women whose lives were inextricably intertwined with the world’s largest company: a Walmart heiress, a maverick executive, and a longtime Walmart saleswoman and preacher who dared to fight against the retail giant in the biggest class action lawsuit in US history."
Adams reportedly will play one of the three women, though it has not been announced which one.
No production or release dates have been announced; it is almost certain that these will be in flux depending on how the pandemic affects such projects.
- KC's View:
It always has been a little surprising to me that Walmart hasn't before been the subject of a movie or TV series that looks under the hood of its operations. I'm already looking forward to this, and it could be years away from being on Netflix.
I know this. If Adam McKay can explain Walmart's business model with the same cut-to-the-chase style that was employed in The Big Short, when he used Jenga to explain credit default swaps, this is going to be a fun movie.
I can see it now. Christian Bale as Sam Walton. Steve Carell as David Glass. Ryan Gosling as Lee Scott. Tracy Letts as Mike Duke. John C. Reilly as Tom Coughlin. And Will Ferrell as Doug McMillon.
(If you have alternative suggestions, the MNB casting office is open for business…)