An eight-episode restricted sequence concerning the FTX scandal from Joe and Anthony Russo’s manufacturing firm, AGBO, has been arrange at Amazon, Selection has realized completely.
David Weil is about to put in writing the pilot and govt produce, whereas a person with data of the undertaking says that the Russos are in talks to direct along with govt producing. Different govt producers embrace Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot, and Scott Nemes for AGBO in addition to Natalie Laine Williams.
Amazon is hoping to place the present into manufacturing in spring 2023.
“We’re excited to have the ability to proceed our nice working relationship with David, Joe, Anthony, and the AGBO staff with this fascinating occasion sequence,” stated Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “I can’t consider higher companions to deliver this multifaceted story to our international Prime Video viewers.”
FTX was based in 2019 and have become one of many greatest and most well-known cryptocurrency exchanges on the planet. However in current weeks, the corporate has imploded, with upwards of $2 billion in buyer funds reportedly lacking and investigations underway by federal companies. There has additionally been a substantial amount of scrutiny on Sam Bankman-Fried, also referred to as SBF, the previous CEO and co-founder of FTX.
In keeping with sources, the Amazon sequence will probably be primarily based on “insider reporting” by quite a lot of journalists who’ve coated FTX and Bankman-Fried, although precisely what supply materials the present will draw from is at present below wraps. Sources additionally notice that there have been discussions with a number of Marvel actors with whom the Russos labored prior to now about becoming a member of the present in key roles, however all of these talks are preliminary presently.
“This is among the most brazen frauds ever dedicated,” the Russo brothers stated. “It crosses many sectors—movie star, politics, academia, tech, criminality, intercourse, medication, and the way forward for fashionable finance. On the heart of all of it sits an especially mysterious determine with advanced and doubtlessly harmful motivations. We need to perceive why.”
Information of the sequence comes after Selection wrote concerning the particulars of FTX’s collapse attracting curiosity from Hollywood. It is usually the newest restricted sequence a couple of fashionable entrepreneur and the fast collapse of their firms. Just lately, Amanda Seyfried gained the Emmy for greatest actress in a restricted sequence for taking part in Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s “The Dropout,” whereas Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway starred in Apple’s “WeCrashed,” which chronicled the rise and fall of WeWork below Adam and Rebekah Neumann. Showtime additionally has the anthology sequence “Tremendous Pumped,” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring within the first season as former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. A second season about Fb is at present being prepped.
With their success on two of the “Captain America” movies and two of the “Avengers” movies, the Russos signed a take care of Amazon in 2018 for the big-budget spy drama “Citadel.” The sequence encompasses a solid that features Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra, with the intention being to create a number of native spinoffs in nations around the globe. Manufacturing on the primary season of “Citadel” wrapped earlier this 12 months after reshoots. No premiere date has been set on the time of this publishing.
This marks the second time that Weil has labored with the Russos and AGBO, after he was reportedly introduced in for re-writes on “Citadel.” That is additionally Weil’s third Amazon sequence so far, as he’s the creator and showrunner of the conspiracy thriller sequence “Hunters,” which is able to finish with its upcoming second season.
The Russos are repped by CAA and Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP. Weil is repped by CAA and Lichter Grossman.