HBO Producing Documentary on Healthcare Technology Company Theranos Directed by Alex Gibney

HBO Producing Documentary on Healthcare Technology Company Theranos Directed by Alex Gibney

HBO Producing Documentary on Healthcare Technology Company Theranos Directed by Alex Gibney

HBO Documentary Films is in production on a documentary investigating the RISE and fall of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company founded by Elizabeth Holmes. Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," HBO's Emmy®-winning "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief") directs.

In 2004, Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare. In 2014, Theranos was valued at $9 billion, making Holmes, who was touted as "the next Steve Jobs," the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. Just two years later, Theranos was cited as a "massive fraud" by the SEC, and its value was less than zero.

Drawing on extraordinary access to never-before-seen footage and testimony from key insiders, director Alex Gibney will tell a SILICON VALLEY tale that was too good to be true. With all the drama of a real-life heist film, the untitled documentary will examine how this could have happened and who is responsible, while exploring the psychology of deception.

"This story is a classic example of truth is more dramatic than fiction," says Gibney. "The characters are at once larger-than-life and real."

A Jigsaw Production for HBO Documentary Films; directed and written by Alex Gibney; producers, Alex Gibney, Erin Edeiken, Jessie Deeter; editor, Andy Grieve; co-editor, Alexis Johnson; associate producer, Ophelia Harutyunyan; executive producer Graydon Carter. For HBO: executive producers, Sara Bernstein, Nancy Abraham.

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