Amazon has ordered a mini-series based on the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX from the directors behind Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise.
According to the Film Trade Journal amountJoe and Anthony Russo, directors of Netflix’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” as well as “The Gray Man,” will produce the eight-episode series through production company ABGO. The Russo Brothers are also in talks to direct the series in addition to executive producing.
The series will be written by David Weil, whose previous credits include Amazon’s Hunters and Solos, as well as Apple TV+’s Invasion. It will be based on the “inside reporting” of several unnamed journalists who covered the story of FTX and its founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
The Russo Brothers called the collapse of FTX “one of the most brazen frauds ever,” and called Bankman Fried, “a deeply shadowy figure with complex and dangerous motives.”
for every amount, “several Marvel actors” were in discussions for roles in the show. Besides the Russos, other executive producers on the series are AGBO’s Mike LaRoca, Angela Russo-Ostott and Scott Nimes, as well as Natalie Lynn Williams.
Epic FTX and Hollywood
FTX was once a darling of the cryptocurrency industry, making headlines for its high-profile sports sponsorships with the likes of the Miami Heat, and partnerships with celebrities including Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. Its founder, 30-year-old Sam Bankman Fried, has covered mainstream business publications such as luck And the Forbes.
The FTX breakdown took less than a week to reveal.
After rival cryptocurrency exchange Binance began selling its holdings of FTX’s FTT exchange token after unspecified “discoveries,” panicked investors began withdrawing their funds. Much from FTX. Just a few days later, FTX declared bankruptcy.
The entertainment industry has already produced several works that focus on struggling entrepreneurs and their companies; Amanda Seyfried starred as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes — who was recently sentenced to 11 years in prison for fraud — in Hulu’s The Dropout, while Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway most recently played WeWork co-founders Adam and Rebecca Newman in Apple’s WeCrashed.
So far, the cryptocurrency industry has attracted less attention than Hollywood, but that looks set to change, with several projects based on the rapid rise and fall of Bankman Fried and FTX in the works.
According to a report in Al-Tijara newspaper Hollywood Reporter Earlier this week, Apple struck a deal for the rights to Michael Lewis’ book about FTX. Lewis, the author of “The Big Short,” “Moneyball,” and “The Flash Boys,” spent six months “traveling with and interviewing Sam Bankman-Fried” for the book, according to a letter distributed by his agency CAA.
Several real-life projects based on FTX Collapse are also entering production; for every Hollywood ReporterStudio XTR is working on a documentary currently in production in the Bahamas, which is the location of FTX’s corporate headquarters. Deputy Media and Technical Publishing the information Produce a competing documentary.
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