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Crypto the Movie Now Due for 12th April Release

Crypto the Movie Now Due for 12th April Release

With the current rise of cryptocurrency, people are finding new ways to exploit the financial system and the global economy. After discovering evidence of fraud, a young US government agent named Martin is tasked with following a long trail of corruption and theft. During his investigation, he finds that the people involved are more powerful than he could have ever imagined, and have become skilled in the use of cryptocurrency.

This is the plot of the latest “crypto on film” development. The much-awaited film, Crypto, starring Kurt Russell, has finally arrived; the trailer is out, and the big screen depiction of the wonderful ups and downs of a nascent industry taking the financial world by storm is due for release on 12 April.

Of course, all should be taken with just a grain of salt, and it’s all simply good fun. How much the script bears up in terms of verisimilitude to actual cryptocurrency world is left for others to comment. How likely criminals are to leave files clearly marked “Kickbacks” is also left for compliance officers to comment on.

An anti-money laundering expert’s trip to small-town America and a subsequent run-in with the Russian mob is the basic meat and bones on which the plot is hung upon with Kurt Russell in the central role.

The movie world still awaits another crypto project starring Michael Keaton a film about the life of controversial crypto advocate John McAfee, the man who made millions creating antivirus software. It appears that Johnny Depp was the original choice, but was fired before the Birdman star was drafted in to play.

 

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TV Drama Features Crypto, Still the Elephant in the Room?

Another TV staple added some extra exposure to cryptocurrency. Britain’s longest running TV drama Coronation Street, added a scenario fitting a recent script.

The soap, Coronation Street, is one of the world’s oldest show running on British TV since 1960 and has a run of 9,500 episodes since its creation. The show is watched nightly by over 8 million viewers in the UK and many more around Europe.

The plots, always set in a working-class neighborhood in Manchester, deal with the daily struggles of loves and lives of those living in one street. The current plot in question focused on a local Ryan Conner, an ex-drug user with a serious gambling problem. He remembers a £50 investment he once made in a cryptocurrency called “Whipcoin” (fictional), only to discover that his investment is now worth £250 million.

Of course, he’s forgotten his password, but eventually, upon locating the coins, he finds that the information he was given about the coin was wrong. Although, his investment in Whipcoin had indeed been worth £250 million when the price of the coin peaked. It had since then plummetted in value to practically zero.

Channels such as Bitcoin News continue to bring the latest in cryptocurrency to the public, but the sector still needs greater mainstream media exposures. Although, this is happening slowly with exposure on popular mainstream television such as The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, House of Cards, Supernatural, The Good Wife, Silicon Valley, Family Guy, and Parks and Recreation.

The Big Screen is slow to integrate scripts with Bitcoin or cryptocurrency as a theme, but there are a few in the pipeline such as “Crypto,” starring Kurt Russell in the lead role. The film, already in post-production, is reportedly a crime-based thriller following in the footsteps of films such as Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short which focussed on the economic crisis of 2008.

Such films about the financial sector are becoming increasingly popular and tend to get good box office ratings as a result. Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street quickly became the prolific filmmaker’s top-grossing film at the worldwide box office shortly after its release.

Publisher Little Brown is to release a biography about crypto twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss called “Bitcoin Billionaires”. The book, which is to be published both in the UK and US next year, has been bought by Richard Beswick, Little Brown’s publishing director.

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Kurt Russell Thriller “Crypto” to be Released 2019

Talks are underway with producers with plans to release a movie next year called “Crypto” starring actor Kurt Russell.

The film, already in post production, is reportedly a crime-based thriller following in the footsteps of films such as Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short which focussed on the economic crisis of 2008.

Such films about the financial sector are becoming increasingly popular and tend to get good box office ratings as a result. Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street quickly became the prolific filmmaker’s top-grossing film at the worldwide box office shortly after its release.

Cryptocurrency is not an area which has been ignored as a newcomer to the financial movie genre as plans are afoot for two movies covering the topic apart from “Crypto”. Actor Johnny Depp, of Edward Scissorhands and Pirates of the Caribbean fame, has been linked with a new film said to be a biopic of the late cryptocurrency billionaire Matthew Mellon. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, sources reportedly told the Mail Online that Depp is understood to be interested in the role and that “there is a screenplay being shopped”.

There is a rumor circulating that the soon-to-be-released biography about crypto twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss called “Bitcoin Billionaires” is already being considered for a movie deal even before its release, according to the New York Post.

The latest revelation is clearly more than a rumor, having reached post-production and a predicted release date. “Crypto” is reported to also star Beau Knapp from The Nice Guys and Alexis Bledel from The Handmaid’s Tale.

The producers of the film, Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions and Jordan Tale Levine, are not reputed to be crypto investors but apparently are fans, so wish to do the film justice treating the subject accurately and fairly. Levine explained:

“Both of us have dabbled (with crypto). I don’t know if either of us would consider ourselves experts. It was really our writers who fleshed out the topic and dove into the research. They were the ones who really became experts to make sure the film was authentic.”

However, it must be mentioned for die-hard fans that cryptocurrency is by no means the main topic of the film. Co-producer Beckerman commented, “It’s more broad than that… It doesn’t particularly focus on any particular coin.” He said that the movie does involve corruption, crime and “a smattering of crypto”.

Kurt Russell is sure to give the film some leverage at the box office on its release next year.

 

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