Lewis’ book is one of several high-profile projects on the topic, but it's the one Apple wants
From Deadline's "Apple Nearing Deal For Michael Lewis’ Book Rights On Wild Story Of Fallen Crypto King Sam Bankman-Fried & FTX: The Dish" posted Tuesday:
Deadline is hearing that Apple is near to a deal for the book rights to Lewis’ story about fallen crypto king Sam Bankman-Fried and his FTX empire.
The author behind Moneyball, The Big Short and The Blind Side spent six months with the embattled entrepreneur, before the stuff hit the fan.
It is expected to be turned into a feature film. Word in town is an expectation that Adam McKay might become involved, but if so that would be down the road. He adapted Lewis’ book The Big Short. A lot of this is happening in real time, as sources said they didn’t believe there was much to pitch other than the subject and the promise of a proper deep dive by a writer who is the master of turning complicated financial matters into A-list entertainment.
We heard last week that others circling the project included Amazon Studios, David Heyman, writer Wells Tower and David Yates, Netflix with David Fincher and Sugar23 with Josh Gad.
Lewis’ book is one of a number of projects on the topic.
Scott Burns and Jonathan Glickman’s Panoramic have a project with The New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin, who has closely covered the FTX debacle, and Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning writer behind Benedict Cumberbatch film The Imitation Game, also has thrown his hat in the ring with plans to write direct an adaptation of New York Magazine’s deep dive into the subject.
My take: Apple, Michael Lewis and the fallen crypto king... what's not to love?