The story behind Prince Andrew’s infamous Newsnight interview will be made into a movie

The story behind Newsnight’s disastrous interview of Britain’s disgraced Prince Andrew will be made into a film.

Screenwriter Peter Moffat is adapting a book by producer Sam McAlister, who won the controversial discussion with Andrew over his friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

United Agents has confirmed the film, which will be called Scoop, describing the upcoming film as “exciting news”.

Prince Andrew during the interview with BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis (Mark Harrison/BBC/PA)

McAlister tweeted of the project, “…can’t quite breathe with the excitement!!!!”

She added: “So…. Who should play with me?

Queen Elizabeth’s second son has resigned from public life after being criticized for showing a lack of empathy for Epstein’s victims and a lack of remorse for his friendship with the financier, who s committed suicide in prison, while appearing on Newsnight in 2019.

In the interview with presenter Emily Maitlis, the prince denied having sex with Virginia Giuffre, who said she was trafficked by Epstein three times, including when she was 17 – still a minor in under US law.

Britain’s Prince Andrew with his mother Queen Elizabeth (Richard Pohle/The Times/PA)

Ms Giuffre said an alleged encounter began with the prince sweating profusely as they danced at London nightclub Tramp.

But Andrew told Maitlis he had a medical condition at the time, which meant he wasn’t sweating and he couldn’t remember ever meeting Ms Giuffre.

He also insisted he spent the day taking one of his daughters to Pizza Express in Woking for a party.

Andrew then paid millions to settle a civil sexual assault case with Ms Giuffre in the US.

McAlister’s book, Scoops: Behind The Scenes Of The BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews, was released on Thursday.