EXCLUSIVE: You’ve Been Trumped about mogul’s controversial resort in Scotland
Wide Management has acquired You’ve Been Trumped, a documentary by Anthony Baxter about the real estate/media mogul – and potential US presidential candidate – Donald Trump.
The film, according to Wide, is a sort of real-life Local Hero about Trump’s bid to build a resort on the northeast coast of Scotland replete with two golf courses, a 450-room hotel and 1,500 luxury homes.
The land Trump developed included an ecologically sensitive dune system on the coast which conservationists and locals rallied to protect. The Scottish government overturned its own laws in order to greenlight Trump’s project, which saw the area erupt into disputes when the bulldozers arrived and utilities cut off.
Baxter himself was arrested by the local police and tells the tale without narration, “capturing the cultural chasm between the glamorous, jet-setting and media savvy Trump and a deeply rooted Scottish community,” said Wide which is selling world rights excluding Canada.
Work started last winter on the golf course construction with phase 2 of the transformation of the dunes set to get underway this summer.