Recently, shock waves swept through the world of cryptocurrencies and international financial markets in general, when news broke of the rapid collapse of FTX, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Considering the huge loss of customer money, the FTX crash has become one of the biggest financial scandals of our time, and surprisingly, Hollywood is ready to weigh in on the fiasco. A scripted series about the FTX breakout is in development on Prime Video with The Russo brothers AND David Weill (The hunters) are co-producing according to a report from Variety.
Weil will provide the pilot script for the show which is currently being framed as an eight-part series not AND Anthony Russo will step behind the camera to helm the project as directors. Additionally, the trio will serve as executive producers. Nothing is known yet about what arc the series will take, however, reports indicate that it may be inspired by inside reports from journalists who have followed the now-defunct company over the years since its inception. In 2019. While no official casting call has been made it is possible that several well-known Marvel actors who have collaborated with the Russos in the past will be favored for key roles.
“We are delighted to be able to continue our excellent working relationship with David, Joe, Anthony and the AGBO team with this exciting series of events,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “I can’t think of better partners to bring this multifaceted story to our global Prime Video audience.” The as-yet-untitled project will reunite the Russos with Weil and also expand their relationship with Prime Video following their recent collaboration on the yet-to-be-released spy drama. The castle which is under construction with franchise potential.
The FTX saga has dominated financial headlines as ongoing investigations have already uncovered foul play at the enigmatic-owned company Sam Bankman Fried also known as SBF which has now filed for bankruptcy protection. “This is one of the most brazen hoaxes ever perpetrated,” the Russo brothers said in a statement. “It touches many sectors: celebrity, politics, academia, technology, crime, sex, drugs and the future of modern finance. At the center of it all is an extremely mysterious character with complex and potentially dangerous motives. We want to understand why.
Russo’s limited series looks set to be one of the many on-screen treatments the infamous scandal will receive. CNET recently revealed that Apple TV is bidding on the rights to an unpublished book by the author Michael Lewis where he chronicled his findings on the besieged SBK. Also, prolific non-fiction studio XTR is producing an FTX documentary with the Oscar-nominated director david darg attached as director.
The FTX series will be produced by Russo’s production company AGBO with Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-OtstotAND Scott Noble join the team of executive producers together Natalie Laine Williams. Production of the FTX series is expected to begin next spring. Stay glued to GameSpot for more details on the project as they emerge. You can watch our interview with the Russo Brothers for The gray man below: