A Freakonomics Film Bleg

It’s official: Freakonomics is going to be turned into a feature-length documentary film. It will be an omnibus format, with different stories within the film told by different directors. According to Variety:

Doc is being produced by Chad Troutwine (“Paris je t’aime”) and Seth Gordon (“The King of Kong”), and they have enlisted Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (“Jesus Camp”), Alex Gibney (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”), Laura Poitras (“My Country My Country”), Eugene Jarecki (“Why We Fight”) and Jehane Noujaim (“Control Room”) to each direct a docu segment on chapters in the book.

One set of directors would like your help. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, who made Jesus Camp as well as The Boys of Baraka, are, as they put it, “looking to make a character-driven film that captures the phenomenon that is Freakonomics.” Read their plea below and give them a shout if you’re interested. Feel free to respond in the comments as well.

Are you a Freak for Freakonomics? Has the Freakonomics movement changed your life significantly? Do you find yourself running experiments to prove your suspicions about human nature? What did you find?

We are documentary filmmakers adapting the book to the big screen and are looking for your stories. If you or anyone you know has been deeply influenced by the book and has a good story to tell please e-mail us at freakonomicsmovie (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  1. Arjun says:

    Sounds great, but to be honest I was really hoping for a Lifetime TV “movie of the week” format starring Meredith Baxter Birney of “Family Ties” fame.

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  2. Arjun says:

    Sounds great, but to be honest I was really hoping for a Lifetime TV “movie of the week” format starring Meredith Baxter Birney of “Family Ties” fame.

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  3. Barb says:

    Congrats!

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  4. Barb says:

    Congrats!

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  5. acidtest says:

    won’t answer-no incentive
    Freakonomics 101

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  6. acidtest says:

    won’t answer-no incentive
    Freakonomics 101

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  7. Pablito says:

    Considering the book takes from Levitt’s academic papers…will Levitt’s papers be the first ever economics papers to be put on the Big Screen?

    papers, papers, papers, papers…sorry

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  8. Pablito says:

    Considering the book takes from Levitt’s academic papers…will Levitt’s papers be the first ever economics papers to be put on the Big Screen?

    papers, papers, papers, papers…sorry

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