Beverley Schottenstein Trial Limited Series In The Works On HBO Max (EXCLUSIVE)

A limited series about Beverley Schottenstein’s legal case against her grandchildren is in the works on HBO Max, Variety has exclusively learned.

The drama is based on the upcoming book “Beverley’s War: A Fractured Family Dynasty.” Elder abuse. Millions in Financial Fraud” by Cathy Schottenstein, which will be released in November.

According to the official tagline, “Beverley Schottenstein said two grandsons who managed her money at JPMorgan falsified documents, racked up commissions on inappropriate transactions and caused her to lose tens of millions of dollars in profits. So she decided to teach everyone a lesson.”

Julia Ruchman (“The Walking Dead,” “The Son”) is attached to write and produce the series. Susanna Fogel (“The Flight Attendant,” “A Small Light”) will direct the pilot and executive produce.

Smriti Mundhra and Nina Anand Aujla of Meralta Films will also executive produce along with Gigi Pritzker for Madison Wells. Cathy Schottenstein will serve as co-executive producer.

Mundhra previously directed and produced the short documentary “St. Louis Superman,” which received an Oscar nomination. She also created and executive produced Netflix’s hit unscripted series “Indian Matchmaking.” Pritzker previously executive produced the Oscar-winning film “Hell or High Water” and the Oscar-winning film “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”

Ruchman is represented by Culture Creative Entertainment and Nelson Davis LLP. Fogel is represented by UTA, Lighthouse Management & Media and Felker Toczek. Meralta Films is represented by WME, Granderson Des Rochers LLP and Sechel. Pritzker and Madison Wells are represented by CAA and R&CPMK.

(In the photo: Beverley Schottenstein and Cathy Schottenstein)

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