Hollywood has seized this fascinating opportunity to tell the story of FTX ‘s downfall, its founder Sam Bankman-Fried, and those closely connected with it like Caroline Ellison and Gary Wang. This captivating tale is now one of the most popular topics in cryptocurrency history – generating a flurry of headlines that have taken over social media feeds everywhere. Bankman-Fried is now confronting criminal allegations and could be imprisoned for more than 130 years, making the upcoming courtroom showdown a captivating climax to any movie.
Famous author Michael Lewis Will Write A Book About FTX Co-Founder Bankman-Fried
Out of all the FTX projects currently in development, Michael Lewis’ upcoming book on Sam Bankman-Fried may be one of the most important. According to the letter released by CAA (Lewis’s agency), he spent six months “traveling and interviewing” him – even after his arrest! In January 2023, Lewis reportedly visited Sam Bankman-Fried for “several hours,” establishing an ongoing collaboration between them that promises riveting insight into their story.
The captivating story of Bankman-Fried’s sudden rise to fame and his commitment to the principles of “effective altruism” was originally featured in Lewis’ book. Still, it took a surprising turn when FTX fell apart. CAA agent Matthew Snyder attests that this downfall served as an unexpected climax for the narrative.
Great Directors and Studios Are After the Story, Too
An article by The Hollywood Reporter divulged that Lewis has been offering the movie and television rights to his book about FTX, with Apple inching towards a seven-figure deal. In addition, Deadline reported other interested contenders, including Amazon Studios and David Heyman, who produced “Harry Potter,” and Sugar23 – Josh Gad’s management agency.
According to Deadline, Adam McKay may join the project, and Netflix has talked with David Fincher regarding the title since he signed a four-year exclusivity deal with them back in 2020.
Amazon Studios has taken a step forward in their collaboration with FTX by commissioning an 8-episode miniseries from the Russo Brothers, directors of Marvel’s last two Avengers movies. Variety reported that the brothers will produce this series through their production company ABGO and may also direct and executive produce!
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