Michael Lewis, author of “The Big Short,” “Moneyball,” and “The Blind Side” has acquired the book rights to the story of disgraced former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. Lewis was reportedly in a meeting with Bankman-Fried at the fallen crypto mogul’s parents’ home in Palo Alto where he’s being detained after his $250 million bail bond.
The book has reportedly been in the works even before the recent plot twist in Bankman-Fried’s life, i.e. before the spectacular collapse of his crypto exchange which resulted in him being slapped with fraud and money laundering charges.
Curiously, Lewis, if he’d detected any sort of suspicious behavior in the months that he was “shadowing” him, sure kept mum about it. Crypto personality Nic Carter was keen to point out that he probably should also be investigated.
While others are hyped for the potential of the story, others point out that Lewis’ success with “The Big Short,” “Moneyball,” and “The Blind Side,” which were all adapted into Hollywood blockbusters, doesn’t guarantee that the Bankman-Fried story would be a hit. Some people, like this guy below, aren’t too optimistic.
A leak from Lewis’ publishing agency suggests that they’re already pitching the still unwritten book’s movie adaptation, and Apple was reported to be closing in on a deal, and “The Big Short” director Adam McKay will be involved.
Whether that’ll pan out or not, people already have casting suggestions.
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