Hollywood producers eager to dramatize the life of Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan chairman who staged a cinematic escape from Japan in December, are likely to get a simple response: call my agent.
Not just any agent. Ghosn is working with Michael Ovitz, the founder of Creative Artists Agency and former president of Walt Disney, to explore film and TV projects.
A spokeswoman for Ghosn said Ovitz would assist with projects and evaluating proposals he has received, cautioning that any discussions are still preliminary.
A deal with a studio could be a significant financial boon to Ghosn, who forfeited $14 million in bail money when he fled Japan at the end of December, a move that one security expert estimated could have cost him another $15 million.
Ghosn’s story — which involves allegations of a high-level corporate coup and government collusion, followed by a dramatic extraction masterminded by a former Green Beret — has the makings of a compelling film or mini-series at a…
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