‘Three Identical Strangers’ Tim Wardle To Direct Film About Fyre Music Festival Debacle

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‘Three Identical Strangers’ Tim Wardle To Direct Film About Fyre Music Festival Debacle
Exclusive: Beau Flynn’s New Line/Warner Bros-based FlynnPictureCo. has optioned the Bryan Burrough Vanity Fair article “Fyre Festival: Anatomy of a Millennial Marketing Disaster Waiting to Happen.” It will be used as the basis for a narrative feature film that Emily Jerome (penned the Black List script Panopticon) will write, and which Tim Wardle is attached to direct. He’s coming off the breakout documentary Three Identical Strangers.

The package is being shopped, starting today. The film focuses on the disaster that was the Fyre Festival, billed as a luxury music Coachella-type gathering in the Bahamas. The event was cooked up by 25-year-old wannabe entrepreneur Billy MacFarland, who used his flair for social media messaging and his pal Ja Rule to lure moneyed young people into paying exorbitant prices for accommodations and entertainment.

Revelers found there were no luxury accommodations, nor any bands. There were tents that
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