Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto worked on recreating the lavish life of disgraced hedonists Rebekah and Adam Neumann for their new Apple TV+ series WeCrashed on Monday afternoon.
The superstar duo were seen filming The Shores beach club in Atlantic Beach, New York for the show, which focuses on the demise of a highly valuable startup that fell victim to their excessive and hedonistic lifestyle.
Jared, 49, executive produces and stars as hard-partying WeWork CEO Adam in the show based on David Brown’s 2020 Wondery podcast, while Anne, 38, who is also executive producer, stars as Adam’s wife and disgraced chief brand/impact officer Rebekah, who is Gwyneth Paltrow‘s cousin.
The married couple, who wed in 2008 and have five children, became famed for their life of excess, including a vast property empire and many tales of Adam’s partying, with a taste for tequila and round the clock revelling.
The Neumanns: Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto were seen at a beach club called The Shores in Atlantic Beach, New York on Monday, filming a scene from their new series WeCrashed
While shooting the scenes, the Anne and Jared sat on wicker beach chairs underneath a cabana holding hands, set against a backdrop of blue tarp as the scene will presumably be set in Santa Monica and use CGI to fill in an appropriate background at a later date in post production.
Anne wore a variety of white sundresses, including one that was embroidered featuring various sheer panels. Another was almost entirely sheer, with a white one-piece bathing suit showing through underneath.
The Les Miserables actress also sported a wide-brimmed straw sun hat, and whimsical dark sunglasses lined in white. She smiled brightly as she was shooting her scenes, with her dark hair flowing from underneath her hat.
The star at one point sat solo with a cushion on the beach, momentarily holding a black umbrella given to her by a production assistant to stay shielded from the sun.
Camera trick: The superstar duo are currently filming the show focusing on the demise of a highly valuable startup that fell victim to their excessive and hedonistic lifestyle
The real Neumanns: Showrunners Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello are heading up WeCrashed, which ‘tells the greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of the $50B commercial real estate startup’ of the Neumanns (pictured left in 2018)
Stars: The Les Miserables actress also sported a wide-brimmed straw sun hat
Smiling: Anne wore chic dark sunglasses lined in white as she hit the shores
She was also seen with Leto on the sand surrounded by a gaggle of children. Jared was dressed in light tones as well, including white skinny jeans and a cream V-neck knit top.
True to form, Leto barely looked like himself, perhaps even using prosthetics to change his face for the role of the disgraced founder of WeWork.
While Anne was barefoot, the Dallas Buyers Club star wore dark gray Birkenstocks-style sandals in the sand. He wore his dark hair long, brushed back behind his ears.
Action! Earlier this month, the Oscar winning duo were seen on set in NYC recreating their 2016 shoot for Porter Magazine, where they were snapped by photographer Bjorn Iooss,
Happy group: She was also seen with Leto, 49, on the sand surrounded by a gaggle of children
Jared also wore dark sunglasses and smiled while interacting with Hathaway and the children. Both stars were at one point seen holding what looked to be a fake baby. They also sat down in the sand to play with the children.
They tied the knot in 2008 and went on to have five children, including two sets of twins.
WeCrashed marks the first time the Justice League action star and Anne have worked together, and filming is expected to continue through September.
Apple TV Plus handed out a series order for WeCrashed in late January, based on the podcast, WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork.
WeCrashed will follow the greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of WeWork, one of the world’s most valuable startups, and the narcissists whose chaotic love made it all possible.
Air of contentment: Anne smiled brightly as she was shooting her scenes, with her dark hair flowing from underneath her hat
Catalogue ready: Jared was dressed in light tones as well, including white skinny jeans and a cream V-neck knit top
Lee Eisenberg (Little America) and Drew Crevello (The Long Dark) created the limited series, which is directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Crazy Stupid Love).
Eisenberg, Crevello, Requa and Ficarra will executive produce alongside Charlie Gogolak and Natalie Sandy, plus Emma Ludbrook and Leto through their Paradox production company.
Neumann co-founded WeWork in 2010 with Miguel McKelvey, but he was forced out of the company in 2019 after a failed initial public offering (IPO). At the time, he was put on a par with the likes of Steve Jobs as a Silicon Valley innovator who would change the world.
Protected: The star at one point sat solo with a cushion on the beach, momentarily holding a black umbrella given to her by a production assistant to stay shielded from the sun
Holding the kids: The actors were seen being tended to masked production professionals
It looks like a doll: Both stars were at one point seen holding what looked to be a fake baby
Rebekah was named the company’s chief brand and impact officer, while also overseeing WeWork’s education program WeGrow.
In October 2019, Neumann agreed to leave the company after its Japanese investors SoftBank bought $1billion of stock from him to get him out. WeWork later posted a whopping $2.1 billion loss, with 490,000 users, down 70% from its subscriber base before COVID-19.
Adam’s exit package was valued at $1.7 billion, including $970 million for his remaining shares, $185 million as a consulting fee, plus a $500 million credit line to help him repay his loans.
In his book, Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Fall of WeWork, Reeves Wiedeman described how ex-employees claimed that Neumann would blast music at party volumes and scream at anyone who asked for it to be turned down.
Seated: Anne and Jared are playing Rebekah and Adam Neumann, the real-life founders of startup WeWork
For the shoot: The leads also sat down in the sound to play with the children
He also reportedly demanded that cases of Don Julio 1942 tequila were at every office and would ‘lose his s***’ if they were not there and staffer said that he would schedule meetings for 2am and then be 45 minutes late.
Showrunners Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello are heading up WeCrashed, which ‘tells the greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of the $50B commercial real estate startup.’
WeCrashed also stars Emmy winner America Ferrera as WeWork staffer Elishia Kennedy. The show is also set to include Handmaid‘s Tale actor O-T Fagbenle, as reported by Deadline.
The couple’s story is certainly newsworthy at the moment, after Hulu released WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn, a documentary, back in March.
WeCrashed is set for release next year on the Apple TV+ streaming platform.
True to form: Leto barely looked like himself, changing completely for the role of Adam Neumann, disgraced founder of WeWork
Happy: The actors have been seen filming the show throughout New York City all summer long
Get ready: WeCrashed is set for release next year on the Apple TV+ streaming platform