Hollywood is set to come up with its first ever movie on cryptocurrency. According to Hollywood reporter, Hollywood star ‘Kurt Russell’ will star in the movie along with Alexis Bledel, Jeremie Harris and Luke Hemsworth, among others.
What is the Movie about?
The movie will be named as ‘Crypto’ and focuses on a young federal agent who returns to his hometown in New York to investigate a case of corruption and fraud. Once there, the agent finds himself inside dangerous underworld populated by a mysterious art dealer, a cryptocurrency enthusiast turned cyber-sleuth and a corrupt accountant doing the bidding of ruthless clients. Russell is playing the role of father of the Federal agent.
While speaking to the media houses, Co-producer Jordan Levine said, “Cryptocurrency has captured the attention and imagination of consumers and entrepreneurs all over the world but has never been explored in film in such a nuanced and exciting way.” Director John Stalberg Jr too was upbeat about the movie and publicly expressed his excitement by saying “I am overjoyed to be working with such an incredible cast to bring this timely, thrilling story to life.”
Crypto may be one of the most high-profile films to date to center on the world of cryptocurrencies. Last year, it was reported that the Coen brothers – the filmmakers behind movies like The Big Lebowski and No Country For Old Men – were working on a movie about the Silk Road, the now-defunct dark market that used bitcoin as its central currency.