“What sets it apart from other things we’ve seen in this genre is that we’re looking at the story through the lens of this couple,” Eisenberg explained to EO. “We see this cult of personality in the history of the company, and then we go home with them at night.”
Additionally, he said, “I think it’s a bit of a cautionary tale. As a society, we get carried away by unicorns and this idea that you can get rich quick. I mean, Adam Neumann said without irony that he wanted to be a billionaire. That’s just wild.”
In any case, we will be very disappointed if We crashed does not include this scene, as reported in a 2019 New York Times story of the ex-WeWork executive’s unlikely upward trajectory as the ever-breathing company continued to hemorrhage cash:
“Famous, in 2017, Mr. Neumann only spent 12 minutes walking [SoftBank CEO] Mr. Son around the WeWork headquarters, prompting a $4.4 billion investment. Then a lovely Mr. Neumann flew downtown in the back seat of his chauffeur-driven white Maybach, screeching rap, with an iPad open to a rendering of the hasty digital swear word he had just made with Mr. . His.”
It’s almost like he knows people will be watching.