Director of The Big Short looks to be making a Jeffrey Epstein miniseries for HBO 8 months ago

Director of The Big Short looks to be making a Jeffrey Epstein miniseries for HBO

This certainly has the makings of a true crime smash.

Adam McKay, the director behind The Big Short and Vice, is set to helm a HBO miniseries about the crimes of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who died earlier this year.

Epstein was a convicted sex criminal who faced multiple charges relating to the procurement underage girls for the purpose of engaging in illegal activity. He was also noted for his many high-profile friendships, such as Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.

The disgraced billionaire purportedly died by suicide in his jail cell earlier this year as he awaited trial for various sex crimes.

However, the circumstances around his death are strange, and just this week an expert pathologist contradicted the official account that Epstein's death was a suicide. Famed pathologist Michael Baden has said the evidence pointed more towards a strangulation by homicide.

Now, it seems Epstein's story will have a quick turnaround time as far as the inevitable on-screen retelling. McKay is set to direct a series based on the upcoming book by Julie K. Brown, a Miami Herald reporter whose coverage of Epstein's crimes was crucial in securing his eventual arrest.

This development was reported during the week by Variety.

McKay has teamed up with HBO before, currently serving as an executive producer of Succession. He has since signed a five-year deal with HBO to develop content at the network.