The production company says it has “strong broadcaster interest” in the project, based on Adele Ferguson’s best selling biography.
The script will be written by Michael Lucas (Not Suitable For Children, Offspring) from Ferguson’s biography, based on research and interviews with Rinehart’s colleagues, family, friends and former employees.
Screentime CEO Des Monaghan said: “We are delighted that we won the race to secure the rights to the story of Gina Rinehart and her father, who have fascinated Australia for decades.
“Adele is one of Australia’s most highly regarded writers, and her research, understanding and unprecedented access to those closest to the family, will give an insight and greater understanding of one of the most intriguing women in the world.”
No broadcaster is yet attached, but presumably it won’t be TEN given Rinehart is a network shareholder.