Fyre Festival Is Now Being Turned into a Feature Film
It will be helmed by 'Three Identical Strangers' director Tim Wardle
Published May 10, 2019While the full-on disaster that was Billy McFarland's Fyre Festival has already received a few documentaries already, the failed festival's story is now being turned into a feature film.
The as-yet-untitled film will be based on the 2017 Vanity Fair article "Fyre Festival: Anatomy of a Millenial Marketing Disaster Waiting to Happen" by Bryan Burrough, Deadline reports. The film will feature a script penned by Emily Jerome and directed by Tim Wardle, who recently helmed the hit documentary Three Identical Strangers.
So far, there is no word on the casting, unfortunately. As such, it's also unclear if some of the memorable faces from the documentaries, such as Andy King and Maryann Rolle, will make an appearance — or even if actors will be cast to portray Fyre organizers Billy McFarland and Ja Rule.
According to Deadline, though, the film is now being shopped around and has been optioned by Beau Flynn's New Line/Warner Bros-based FlynnPictureCo.
As both the Netflix and Hulu documentaries proved, there is a lot of drama to explore around the festival, with the whole debacle still playing out in court.
As previously reported, Wardle's Three Identical Strangers documentary is also set to receive a narrative feature.
Stay tuned for more info about the prospective Fyre film as it becomes available.