Lucy Prebble to adapt her own play
In a high six-figure deal, Columbia Pictures has acquired screen rights to “Enron,” the Lucy Prebble-penned play that dramatizes the scandalous rise and fall of the Texas energy company.Laura Ziskin will produce and Prebble will write the script. In addition to “The Sugar Syndrome,” Prebble adapted “The Secret Diary of a Call Girl” for television. “Enron” preemed at Britain’s Chichester Festival Theater in July and transferred to London’s Royal Court last week. It completes a sold-out run in November and will transfer again to the West End in winter before moving to Broadway in spring. Rupert Goold, who helmed “Macbeth” with Patrick Stewart in London and on the Rialto, directs the stage production. The play is a story of greed and fraudulent accounting practices that transformed Enron into a powerhouse that at one time employed 22,000 people and reported $111 billion in revenues before its fall.