The book that Michael Lewis is working on (writer of ‘The Big Short’, about Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX, Could Soon Become An Apple TV+ Feature Film. The Cupertino company, according to reports Deadlinewould be leading the negotiations to turn the story of the cryptocurrency company’s failure into a series or movie for its platform.
The aforementioned medium affirms that Apple would be very close to closing the deal for an amount of “seven figures”with the aim of preventing Netflix or Amazon, two giants of streaming series and movie services, and who are also interested in telling the story of Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX, from taking over the rights to the book to adapt it to a feature film.
Michael Lewis’s book on FTX and its now ex-CEO, in fact, has aroused great interest among Hollywood production companies. Especially after Sam Bankman-Fried (aka SBF) was accused of having diverted funds from his clients worth 10,000 million dollars to other of his companies to support his native token; one of the main causes of the bankruptcy of FTX.
The story of Michael Lewis would span from the childhood of Sam Bankman-Fried to the fall of FTX
Michael Lewis has also been working on the story about Sam Bankman-Fried and his cryptocurrency exchange platform since before the FTX disaster. The writer, as he revealed The Ankler, you have interviewed and traveled with the employer during the last six months with the aim of learning about “his childhood, his early success on Wall Street, the embrace of effective altruism and the creation of a crypto empire that has catapulted him to the rankings of the richest people in the world in record time.”
The story of Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX, however, will cover details that go beyond his personal life and his career in the market. Also will tell the rivalry between SBF and Changpeng Zhaowho is the head of Binance and, of course, how the billionaire was forced to file FTX under section 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Law.
Michael Lewis, of course, has not yet started writing the book, so it is likely that we will not be able to see the story on Apple TV + -or on any other platform, if Apple finally fails to close the agreement-, for a few years.