Alex Gibney's Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, didn't just earn him a nomination for the Best Documentary Oscar, but it became the definitive cinematic voice on the whole scandal. Is there really room for a fictionalized version of the same story?

Columbia Pictures seems to think so. According to Variety, producer Laura Ziskin and the studio have picked up the screen rights to Lucy Prebble's play E.N.R.O.N. Oddly enough, the play about an American corporate scandal was first staged in London, and will be making its way back to the States sometime next year.

Of course, Steven Soderbergh's The Informant! just proved that a fictional take on real corporate greed can be successful. But I'm wondering how much more E.N.R.O.N. might have to say that wasn't covered in Gibney's film. The British paper The Guardian called it "an exhilarating mix of political satire, modern morality and multimedia spectacle." We'll see how well that can translate to film.

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