According to Daily Variety, cable network Showtime is developing a telepic about the real-life relationship between Disney CEO Michael Eisner and former Disney president Mike Ovitz. The script will be written by British author Frederic Raphael, who co-wrote Eyes Wide Shut with Stanley Kubrick.
Titled Two Blind Mikes, the Showtime movie will focus on the strained dynamic between the two Mouse House toppers from Ovitz’s hiring at Disney to the high-profile trial that is expected to conclude in the next couple of weeks. The courtroom drama began in 1997 when Disney shareholders filed suit against the company’s board of directors over Ovitz’s hiring and firing. Ovitz lasted only a year at Disney but walked away with a $140 million severance package.
Two Blind Mikes will be exec produced by Richard Waltzer (Showtime’s Coast to Coast) and Jerry Leider (Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen).