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Russo Brothers and Amazon are teaming up for an eight-part series on the FTX crypto scandal

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Russo Brothers and Amazon come together for a series on the FTX Crypto fiasco

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Hollywood loves making projects about real people and incidents, and it seems that two of the biggest filmmakers in Hollywood right now have an interesting story to tell. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ bosses Anthony and Joe Russo are working on a series about the collapsed bitcoin business and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF).

Founded in 2019, FTX quickly grew to become one of the largest crypto exchanges out there. In the space of just two years, the company had one million users and was the third largest crypto exchange by volume. However, things have been going downhill in recent months, and in November 2022 the company filed for bankruptcy following a liquidity crisis. While the details of the matter are still emerging, many investors are believed to have sued FTX and associated Alameda Research. The rise and fall of FTX and its founder are quite fascinating and the Russo Brothers take the opportunity to tell this compelling story.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, AGBO, Joe and Anthony Russo’s production company, is working with Amazon on the series about the FTX founder. The report also notes that Hunters creator David Weil will write the first episode of the eight-episode series, while the Russo Brothers will don the director’s hat for the first episode. The series will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, is very excited to be partnering with the Russo Brothers and can’t wait to work with them. She added: “We are delighted to continue our amazing collaboration with David, Joe, Anthony and the AGBO team with this fascinating series of events. I can’t think of a better partner to bring this multi-faceted story to our global Prime Video audience.”

Russians now believe it is one of the “boldest” scams ever committed and want to “understand” why such a scam took place. “This is one of the most brazen scams ever committed. It spans many sectors – celebrity, politics, science, technology, crime, sex, drugs and the future of modern finance. At the center of it all sits a deeply mysterious figure with complex and potentially dangerous motives. We want to understand why,” the Russians said in a statement.

So far, no further details have been announced by the Russo Brothers and Amazon.

The Russo Brothers have had a good relationship with Amazon as their next project titled Citadel will premiere exclusively on Prime Video. The spy series stars Richard Madden as Citadel, while Priyanka Chopra and Mason Kane also star in key roles.

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