George Santos might have been expelled from the U.S. House, but he’ll be heading to the silver screen—kind of.
HBO Films is planning an adaptation of Mark Chiusano’s The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos, Deadline reports. The book, published by One Signal/Atria last November, is a biography of Santos, who served as a Republican U.S. representative from New York from January 2023 until his expulsion from Congress on Dec. 1.
Santos was expelled from Congress after the House Ethics Committee issued a report claiming that there was “substantial evidence” that he engaged in illegal financial behavior. Santos is facing a federal indictment on fraud charges; his trial is set for September.
The film adaptation of The Fabulist is being written by Mike Makowsky (I Think We’re Alone Now, Bad Education). Makowsky is an executive producer on the film alongside Frank Rich, the former New York Times columnist who also executive produced the HBO series Veep and Succession.
Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.