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Critically-acclaimed podcast about Ghislaine Maxwell being adapted for TV

Sony Pictures Television-backed Eleventh Hour Films has bought the screen rights for Hunting Ghislaine from LBC and Global.

Hunting Ghislaine
Hunting Ghislaine

A critically-acclaimed true crime podcast about Ghislaine Maxwell is being adapted for television.

Sony Pictures Television-backed Eleventh Hour Films has bought the screen rights for Hunting Ghislaine from LBC and Global.

The six-part podcast, which is written and presented by investigative journalist John Sweeney and first aired in November, traces the life story of Maxwell, daughter of disgraced billionaire media tycoon Robert Maxwell and former partner of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

As Epstein’s girlfriend, Maxwell has been accused of serving as his pimp and partner in a series of sex crimes. She denies six charges of enticing minors, sex trafficking and perjury. 

Featuring testimonies from those who knew Maxwell and her father, alongside a host of experts and fellow journalists covering the case, Sweeney attempts to uncover the past of “a girl who seemingly had it all”. 

Paula Cuddy, creative director and executive producer for Eleventh Hour, said: “Set in a richly glittering international world, dark secrets are revealed and always in the shadows looms the formative relationship between a daughter and her father.”

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