Cryptocurrency seems to be seeping into other industries lately, and the most recent example of that is the new indie film called “Crypto.” The film is due to be a thriller, and will include major names in Hollywood like Alexis Bledel, Kurt Russell, Beau Knapp, Luke Hemsworth, Jeremie Harris, and Vincent Kartheiser.
The intensity of the thriller has been compared to “The Firm” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” this story follows a young anti-money laundering agent who has to unveil corruption in New York. The lead is played by Beau Knapp, who has to venture into his small hometown where his father and brother (Russell and Hemsworth) are struggling to make ends meet with their family farm.
However, as the agent dives deeper into this potential conspiracy, he finds himself in an underworld with an art dealer (Bledel), a crypt-enthusiast/cyber-sleuth (Harris), and a corrupt accountant (Kartheiser). John Stalberg Jr. is the director of this venture, and it was inspired by an original story that was written by Jeffrey Ingber. Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio developed the screenplay.
Stalberg is fairly new in the industry and has only recently made his debut with the movie “High School,” which featured the talent of Adrien Brody and Colin Hanks at Sundance. The writers have also previously collaborated when they created the sci-fi thriller “The Signal,” which also premiered at Sundance. Stalberg has said,
“I am overjoyed to be working with such an incredible cast to bring this timely, thrilling story to life,” said Stalberg. “Beau is incredibly talented and seeing him bring this character to life opposite talent like Alexis, Kurt, Luke, Jeremie and Vincent has been a dream come true.”
Levine added to Stalberg’s sentiment:
The film is still in production, being shot in New York. The producers involved with the film include Michael J. Rothstein, Siena Oberman, Clay Epstein, Joseph Siprut, Shaun Sanghani, and Zac Weinstein. The co-producers include Jon Keeyes, Russ Posternak and Jesse Korman.