A book about the rise and stunning fall of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, co-authored by the makers of a book and documentary about the fall of Enron, is being published by Penguin Group (USA), Penguin imprint Portfolio announced Wednesday.
Peter Elkind, who helped write the 2003 best-seller “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” is collaborating on the Spitzer book with filmmaker Alex Gibney.
Gibney and Elkind will also work on a documentary about the law-and-order Democrat who resigned last month over allegations about his connection to a $5,500-an-hour call girl ring.
The book and film, currently untitled, are expected to come out around the same time, but no release date has been set.
“We know Peter to be a spectacular investigative reporter, just spectacular,” Portfolio publisher and President Adrian Zackheim told The Associated Press.
“This is not a quickie book. He’s going to do what he does best: Come back with a very, very satisfying, in-depth and complicated story.”
Elkind is a senior writer for Fortune magazine and in 2004 wrote a cover story about Spitzer, who was then New York’s attorney general.
Zackheim said he’s not expecting Spitzer to cooperate with the current project, but added that “it’s not inconceivable.”
Gibney’s film about Enron, also called “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” came out in 2005.
Penguin is a unit of Pearson.