21 Oct '13, 9am

Coming soon: Silk Road the movie starring bitcoin, drugs and hitmen

Will Ben Affleck be the one to make bitcoin a household name? The director’s chair has yet to be decided, but one thing’s for sure, alternative currency’s dirty laundry is headed to the big screen, and it could end up in highly acclaimed hands. Deadline reported on 16th October that 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have hired Dennis Lahane , the writer behind Shutter Island and Gone Baby Gone, to pen a screenplay based on the turgid tale of Ross Ulbricht, also known as Silk Road’s founder Dread Pirate Roberts. The announcement is perhaps unsurprising, as the 29-year-old Ulbricht has been charged with narcotics conspiracy, money laundering and two attempted murders, one on a former employee and the second on a Silk Road user who allegedly blackmailed Ulbricht. In addition to Shutter Island and Gone Baby Gone, Lahane’s 10-plus novels include sMystic River, but the ...

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