Sir Philip Green has no intention to watch Greed film
|bbc.com 21 Feb 2020 at 11:57|
The release follows the fictional Sir Richard McCreadie as he appears before a parliamentary select committee and throws an extravagant party on Mykonos.
Sir Philip, now based in Monaco, has been accused of tax avoidance and .
Image caption Sir Philip Green gave evidence to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and Work and Pensions Committee on the collapse of BHS.
He was also criticised for holding a lavish party in the Maldives which allegedly featured topless dancers and a giant Buddha statue. It was said to be at odds with the culture of the islands.
In an interview with the BBC, Steve Coogan said that although Greed is just one letter away from Green, the film "is not a direct attack" on the retailer.
Mr Coogan said: "He s [Sir Philip] a charismatic figure, it was a good basis on which to develop this movie idea."
In Greed, Mr Coogan and director Michael Winterbottom target bosses of multinational companies, who he says are turning over "massive profits" while factories they use in developing nations like Sri Lanka pay their workers about £3 a day.
when it has been "found a supplier had clearly breached" its code of conduct.
Image caption Steve Coogan plays the character of Sir Richard McCreadie
In a press release promoting the film s release, the character McCreadie is said to have been called "the acceptable face of capitalism".
Sir Philip was branded as the "unacceptable face of capitalism " in a damning report by MPs that found Sir Philip left BHS "on life support".
BHS went bust in April 2016, leaving a £571m pensions deficit. He eventually paid out £363m of his personal wealth to help shore it up.