Taking an Uber to the Top: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play Uber Founder

Taking an Uber to the Top: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play Uber Founder

What is it about stories that move us and keep us spellbound? And why is it that Hollywood seems to have quite the penchant for coming out with stories that keep us entertained and marveling at the “American Dream”.

Showtime has just announced that it will be developing an anthropological series, “Super Pumped,” that will handle stories that have defined the business world over the last century. The first season will deal with the inception of Uber and how the ride-hailing cab service that changed the way we travel inner city was born.

The season will be based on the book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber written by Mike Isaac. The biggest news about the pre-production is the revelation that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing the man behind the entire idea, Travis Kalanick. For the uninitiated, it wasn’t a smooth ride for Travis at the start as he had to deal with the trials and tribulations that every billion-dollar idea has to go through at Silicon Valley before eventually achieving success.

Another big update is that the show will be produced, written, and director by Brian Koppelman and David Lavien, who have previously worked on the show Billions. Other Billions executives joining them will include Paul Schiff, Stephen Schiff, and Allyce Ozarski.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems to be enjoying the entertainment industry’s foray into the tech world as he’s also slated to play Mr. Corman in the Apple series of the same name.

Yasir Nawaz
Yasir Nawaz

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