FTX miniseries gets go forward, covering the ‘most brazen frauds ever dedicated’

An eight-episode restricted collection exploring the unraveling and scandals behind sunken crypto trade FTX and its management is slated to quickly start manufacturing.

The collection has been bought by know-how conglomerate Amazon, and can doubtless air on Amazon’s video streaming service Prime.

It’s understood to be primarily based on “insider reporting” from journalists covering FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried in line with a Nov. 23 report from the leisure journal Variety.

Brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, famed for guiding Avengers: Endgame and a number of different Marvel-owned motion pictures are reported to have offered the thought to Amazon and are slated to direct the mini-series.

Details are sparse with what course the collection will take, the supply materials it would draw from, and what time interval and other people it would deal with, with all of it nonetheless stored beneath wraps for the time being.

In their motive for pursuing a collection on the FTX story, the Russos brothers advised Variety what occurred with the trade “is one in every of the most brazen frauds ever dedicated,” and opined on Bankman-Fried:

“At the heart of all of it sits a particularly mysterious determine with complicated and doubtlessly harmful motivations. We wish to perceive why.”

Amazon is slated to begin producing the present as early as March 2023, and whereas the characters and the actors who will play them are unknown, it is reported the Russos are in discussions with prior Marvel actors they’ve labored with to fill the predominant roles.

The thought for FTX-inspired motion pictures akin to The Big Short and the Wolf of Wall Street has already been joked round on Twitter over per week in the past, with some members of the neighborhood already taking the initiative to solid who would play Sam Bankman-Fried, Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao and different associated gamers, reminiscent of Terra’s Do Kwon.

One Twitter person pitched the thought of “FTX THE MOVIE” on Nov. 12, deciding on Wolf of Wall Street’s Jonah Hill to play Bankman-Fried, whereas comic Jimmy O. Yang might play Changpeng Zhao.

Another person created a promotional poster with their tackle the movie’s title: “The Wolf of Effective Altruism” spoofing The Wolf of Wall Street and poking enjoyable at Bankman-Fried’s philosophical stance of wanting to assist others.

It seems Hollywood is keen to snap up the rights to tales centered on the collapse of the world’s prime crypto exchanges.

Related: Sam Bankman-Fried nonetheless talking at occasions and the neighborhood is livid

Author and monetary journalist Michael Lewis, recognized for his e book “The Big Short” on the 2008 monetary disaster, is reportedly seeking to promote e book rights on an FTX story after spending six months with Bankman-Fried in the months main as much as FTX’s implosion.

Big Tech participant Apple is reportedly the front-runner for the rights beating out rivals Amazon and Netflix, with intentions to create a movie for its video-streaming service Apple TV Plus.