Economist Steven D. Levitt is having his best selling book Freakonomics turned into a feature documentary. According to Variety, Chad Troutwine and Seth Gordon are producing the project.
The book uses economic theories to analyze issues ranging from whether Adam Vinatieri could realistically be called football's most clutch field goal kicker to more serious claims that teachers and sumo wrestlers cheat, that swimming pools are more dangerous to children than guns and that the drop in crime can be attributed to Roe v. Wade.
Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), Laura Poitras ("My Country My Country"), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) and Jehane Noujaim will each direct a different fifteen minute segment of the film.
Freakonomics will begin production early next year.