A film and TV production company says it has acquired the rights to a film about conservative media figure Matt Drudge.
Prospect Park, a production company founded by media executive Jeff Kwatinetz, has secured the rights to “The Drudge Revolution,” which will be based on a book by journalist Matthew Lysiak, CNN reported Monday.
“At its heart, Matthew’s brilliant script is both a riveting character portrait of a troubled, fearless man full of contradictions, and a deep dive into the disruptor who used the internet to challenge and shatter the narrative of the American elite,” Ben Hurwitz, who oversees the project, told CNN.
Drudge is one of the most prominent conservative media figures of recent decades, founding the news aggregator website Drudge Report which attracts tens of millions of page views daily. He was one of several conservative media figures who rose to prominence during the Monica Lewinsky scandal that rocked former President Clinton’s presidency.
Drudge was portrayed by actor and comedian Billy Eichner in the recent Clinton television series “Impeachment: An American Crime Story.”