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WeWork film to be penned by "The Big Short" screenwriter

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The story of WeWork and its co-founder and former CEO Adam Neumann will be brought to the big screen by Blumhouse Productions and Universal Studios, per the Hollywood Reporter.

What we know: Charles Randolph, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind "The Big Short" and "Bombshell," the upcoming film about Fox News, is set to write the screenplay, which will adapt the reporting and upcoming book from Fast Company's Katrina Brooker on the company.

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A collision of Hollywood and D.C.

Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton
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Endeavor Group Holdings Inc. is buying Harry Walker Agency, which means one of Hollywood's largest talent agencies will also be in charge of speaking engagements of former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Bloomberg's Lucas Shaw reports.

Why it matters: Hollywood agencies are more aggressive than ever to enter the speaking circuit recently, "challenging established firms based in New York and Washington, as they sense new opportunities to boost their revenue," Bloomberg writes. In 2017, talent agencies ICM Partners and United Talent Agency also acquired speaking agencies.

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