New “Crypto” Film Starring Kurt Russell and Alexis Bledel is Using Real Industry Research


New “Crypto” Film with Kurt Russell Required Some Research in Cryptocurrency Industry for Authenticity

Hollywood and the film industry strive to create movies that mimic popular situations that are presently active in pop culture. That is the reason for so many biopics and true stories in film today, because the public wants to dive into the experience, if only for a moment. With that in mind, cryptocurrency has been thriving and diving lately, which is why producers Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman decided to bring attention, just like The Social Network did for Facebook.

The film is called “Crypto,” and it has already reached the postproduction stage, even though it is not planned for widespread release until 2019. The movie features both Kurt Russell and Alexis Bledel, and it is being produced by Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman.

Both producers recently sat down in an interview with Inverse to talk about the film, which has the potential to disappoint major enthusiasts of cryptocurrency. Even though one of the main themes is the use of digital currency, it does not look like the film will dive too deeply into the technical aspects of the industry. Beckerman noted that they will not “particularly focus on any particular coin.” However, there will be plenty of corruption and crime as well, which should please the thrill-seeking moviegoer.

Much like any other research for a film, it is important to get a good understanding of the subject matter to deliver enough realism to be believable. Both producers “dabbled” in cryptocurrency, helping them to understand more of what they were filming. Yale Levine noted

“Both of us have dabbled. I don’t know if either of us would consider ourselves expert. It was really our writers who fleshed out the topic and dove into the research. They were the ones who really became experts to make sure the film was authentic.”

Even though cryptocurrency seems to have primarily been the interest of investors, the cast of Crypto may be enough to have other consumers wondering about the industry. As said above, Russell and Bledel are the two main stars of the movie, but both Luke Hemsworth and Vincent Kartheiser have prominent roles in the movie, according to confirmed reports.

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