FREAKONOMICS Gets A Cadre Of Directors

When released in 2005, the book Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything created a stir with its application of economic theory to a variety of subjects not normally associated with economics. Now Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s book is set to be turned into a documentary under the guidance of producers Chad Troutwine (Paris, Je T’Aime) and Seth Gordon (The King Of Kong).

But rather than hire just one director, Troutwine and Gordon have decided to collaborate with a number of today’s documentary directors to film various sections of book. Signing up to contribute fifeteen minute segments are Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight), Jehane Noujaim (Control Room), Laura Poitras (My Country, My Country) and Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me). In addition to producing, Gordon will also contribute the films introduction and linking segments.

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