Disclaimer: This TV show will be a dramatization of real events.
Who better to portray a heavyweight in the auto industry than a heavyweight in the entertainment industry?
“Fall of the God of Cars,” a six-part dramatic TV miniseries on former Renault Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn and his Great Escape to Lebanon from Japanese custody, will star Tony Shalhoub. The American actor with Lebanese roots made his big break as the title character of “Monk,” a detective dramedy that aired from 2002 to 2009. He is currently cast in the critically acclaimed comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
The versatile Shalhoub has five Emmys, a Tony and a Golden Globe on his resume.
“Carlos Ghosn was a superstar of the car industry, the first person ever to have simultaneously been CEO of two Fortune 500 companies,” British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom said in a statement. “It is wonderful to have Tony Shalhoub on board to play this complex character.”
Ghosn, who was accused by Japanese authorities of financial misconduct in 2018 and escaped on a plane to Lebanon at the end of 2019, remains in Lebanon and maintains his innocence. He is wanted in Japan and France, Renault’s home.
There was no immediate word on when or where “Fall of the God of Cars” will air.