Showtime has announced that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Trial of the Chicago 7) will star as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in an upcoming biopic series about the ride-sharing app and its co-founder and first CEO. Titled Super Pumped, the series is being described as an anthology that each season will shift focus to “explore a story that rocked the business world to its core and changed culture.”
Based on New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac’s 2019 book by the same name, Super Pumped is being adapted by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Billions, Rounders) and Beth Schacter (Soundtrack), but doesn’t yet have a production start or release date. Gordon-Levitt is the only cast member announced so far.
“Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a remarkably intelligent and charismatic actor, embodying charm with an unpredictable edge,” said Amy Israel, executive vice president of scripted programming for Showtime Networks. “We are beyond excited to see what he will bring to the role of Travis Kalanick, the hyper-brilliant and controversial CEO whose ambition and reckless drive threatened the very enterprise he was determined to build.”
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