Hollywood Stars in Movie on Crypto Money Laundering – Bitcoin News

A crime thriller titled Crypto is reportedly being filmed, featuring a money launderer and a case involving cryptocurrency. Among the cast in the film are Hollywood actors Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth, Alexis Bledel, Beau Knapp, Jeremie Harris and Vincent Kartheiser.

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A crypto thriller

Hollywood Stars in Crypto Money Laundering Movie
Kurt Russel.

An upcoming crime thriller titled Crypto is currently filming in New York, according to the hollywood reporter.

The cast includes a number of Hollywood stars, including Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth, Alexis Bledel, Beau Knapp, Jeremie Harris and Vincent Kartheiser, the media reported on Friday.

The film would be set in the “remote hometown of New York” of a US government agent, the publication continued, noting that it is “where his father (Russell) and brother (Hemsworth) are struggling to find their way. maintain their family farm in a changing economic landscape. ”The reporter described the plot of the film:

Crypto focuses on a young anti-money laundering agent (Knapp) tasked with investigating a tangle of corruption and fraud … The agent quickly finds himself entangled in a dangerous underworld populated by a mysterious art dealer (Bledel) , a cryptocurrency enthusiast turned cyber-sleuth (Harris) and a corrupt accountant auctioning off ruthless clients (Kartheiser).

The casting and production of Crypto

Hollywood Stars in Crypto Money Laundering Movie
Alexis Bledel.

Main actor Beau Knapp was the main character in the sci-fi thriller The signal. He also starred in the recently canceled Netflix series Seven seconds. Alexis Bledel grew up on the set of Gilmore Girls and won an Emmy for his role as Ofglen in Handmaid’s Tale Last year.

Hollywood veteran Kurt Russell has been consistently featured on the big screen since the 1960s. Among his most famous roles is Snake Plisskin in the 1981 classic Escape from New York. Luke Hemsworth, of Westworld fame, was also in a couple of older brother Chris Hemsworth Thor movies. Vincent Kartheiser from Mad Men and Jérémie Harris from Legion are also accomplished television actors with numerous credits to their credit.

Hollywood Stars in Crypto Money Laundering Movie
Handsome Knapp.

According to the media outlet, this independent film is directed by John Stalberg Jr, who directed the 2010 film. High school, with Adrien Brody and Colin Hanks. Crypto is written by Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio, who previously co-wrote The signal. Producer credits include Frigerio, Jordan Yale Levine, and Jordan Beckerman.

Stalberg commented, “I am delighted to be working with such an incredible cast to bring this exciting and timely story to life.” Levine elaborated:

Cryptocurrency has captured the attention and imagination of consumers and entrepreneurs around the world, but has never been explored in cinema in such a nuanced and exciting way.

Bitcoin in the cinema

Hollywood Stars in Crypto Money Laundering MovieCrypto won’t be the first film to feature cryptocurrency. The first to make its debut in theaters around the world was the well-received feature film Lionsgate 2015 Drug. The following year, the Vietnamese public appreciated Heist Bitcoin, which also focused on the crime surrounding bitcoin.

Another crypto-themed film that has been announced is called Bitcoin, which features a suburban dad trying to convert bitcoin from an anonymous account into cash to save his family after losing his job. This film was announced in December 2016 and, according to Imdb, is currently in the pre-production phase.

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