No stranger to playing real-life figures (Queen Elizabeth in The Crown, Janet Armstrong in First Man), Claire Foy is set to portray a rather controversial person affiliated with an even more controversial entity: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. File this under, “Problematic White Lady Redemption Arc By Way of TV Series or Movie”. Via Deadline:
Embattled tech giant Facebook is the focus of a scripted drama series titled Doomsday Machine. Claire Foy, coming off her second Emmy win for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, is set to star as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in the project, from Anonymous Content (Spotlight, Mr. Robot) and wiip (Mare of Easttown, Dickinson).
Created by Homeland Elegies author Ayad Akhtar, Doomsday Machine is based on Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang’s bestselling book An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination as well as their New York Times reporting and the reporting of the New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz. The book was published by Harper, an imprint of Harper Collins, in July 2021.
Confession: I still have my Facebook account. It’s so addictive. Mark Zuckerberg really did create the most evil algorithm of all time. We lost, America…