Ben Stiller to direct adaptation of Rachel Maddow's 'Bag Man' podcast

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Washington DC, USA Published: Feb 07, 2021, 10:02 AM(IST)

Actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor arrive at the 26th Annual American Cinematheque Award presentation honoring Ben Stiller in Beverly Hills, California November 15, 2012. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The book on the same - `Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House,` was released in December 2020.
 

Actor-director Ben Stiller is all set to helm a big-screen adaptation of Rachel Maddow`s hit podcast `Bag Man.`According to Variety, the film is being developed at Focus Features.

In addition to directing the film, Stiller will also be co-writing the script with Adam Perlman and Mike Yarvitz. He has been credited with producing the podcast, which debuted in the year 2018, and for penning a book on the same with Maddow.

The cast of the adaptation has not been announced yet.`Bag Man` is based on one of the most brazen political bribery scandals in American History.

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It revolves around the 1973 political scandal involving Richard Nixon`s vice president Spiro Agnew, who ran a bribery and extortion ring.  As per Variety, the improbable story asks: Is it possible for an American Vice President to carry out a criminal enterprise inside the White House and have nobody remember?

The book on the same - `Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House,` was released in December 2020.

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Maddow will be executive producing the film with Nicky Weinstock, Michael Price, Erin David, and Andrew Singer. Stiller will also be doubling up as a producer with Lorne Michaels, Yarvitz, and Josh McLaughlin.

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