Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play former Uber CEO in new series

Travis Kalanick resigned in 2017 after a number of scandals and controversies.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star as former Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick in the upcoming series Super Pumped

Developed by US network Showtime, the show will take the form of an anthology and explore stories “that rocked the business world to its core and changed culture.”

This first season will be based on the book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by New York Times journalist Mike Isaac.

It will chart the company’s beginnings in San Francisco, California and the chain of events that led to Kalanick’s resignation as CEO in 2017 after pressure from shareholders. 

Billions creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien will serve as co-writers and co-showrunners along with Soundtrack’s Beth Schacter.  

“Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a remarkably intelligent and charismatic actor, embodying charm with an unpredictable edge,” said Amy Israel, Showtime’s executive vice president of scripted programming.

“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.”

Source: NME

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