The Weinstein Co. and Netflix are both circling “Fed Up,” a documentary featuring Katie Couric investigating alleged complicity by the food industry and U.S. government’ in the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic, TheWrap has learned.
“Tapped” director Stephanie Soechtig directed the film, while Couric is also an executive producer,.
Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, “Fed Up” unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry–far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized.
Soechtig and Couric lead the viewer through an expose that alleges that despite media attention, the public’s fascination with appearance and government policies to combat childhood obesity, generations of American children will now live shorter lives than their parents did.
The film is being sold by Cinetic, and is expected to go for about $1 million. CNN Films looked at the documentary, but has passed on bidding, according to an individual with knowledge of the offers.
Neither Cinetic, Weinstein or Netflix would comment for this story.