FTX, from bankruptcy to the big screen

Amazon Prime, in collaboration with the Russo brothers, will turn the crash of FTX into a miniseries.

Exchanges & Wallets November 24
Kimberly Rodriguez Medina

The collapse of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried's exchange, has given a lot to talk about and, now, also a lot to see. The story of the exchange will come to Amazon Prime, the renowned streaming platform that competes with big companies like Netflix, Disney Plus, and HBO, and the pilot will begin production in the spring of next year. The online streaming service has already developed other film projects with companies from the crypto world such as the recently released Coinbase documentary, in collaboration with film director Greg Kohs

On this occasion, the producers of the FTX miniseries will be the Russo brothers, famous for producing feature films such as "Captain America" or "The Avengers: Endgame." The script for the series will be developed based on "internal reports" of the journalistic investigations that have taken place, although other details will come from sources not detailed at the moment. It seems that the Russo brothers could also have communicated with various Marvel actors who starred in some of their films in the past, which could mean the arrival of some cameos of this type of celebrity. 

"We are excited to be able to continue our great working relationship with David, Joe, Anthony, and the AGBO team with this fascinating event series," said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.

While the cast has yet to be cast, it's clear that the Russo brothers have not disappointed so far and Amazon seems interested in making this film a global hit. In the words of the producers, the history of SBF and FTX is shaped by a series of elements that have made both brothers define the event as "one of the most shameless frauds ever committed." Joe and Anthony Russo consider that this event features "celebrities, politics, academia, technology, crime, sex, drugs and the future of modern finance" all around "an extremely mysterious figure with complex and potentially dangerous motivations".

It seems that the first step for the producers is to understand what has happened and "why the whole story revolves around SBF" because, in addition to being the creator, it seems that there are more reasons than meet the eye. This is not the Russo's first project on Amazon Prime, since the collaboration with the streaming service began as a result of the production of "Citadel", whose first season finished filming this year. There is still no release date for the arrival of the FTX film, but when it does, it will surely give a lot to talk about.


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