Jigsaw Productions hasactually optioned the upcoming nonfiction book Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency and is establishing adjustments in numerous media types, The Hollywood Reporter hasactually foundout.
The Doubleday title, penned by Wired senior author Andy Greenberg, follows a group of privateinvestigators that established implies of tracing cryptocurrency and exposed a formerly concealed criminal underworld utilizing the currency, triggering a wave of criminal cases. Jigsaw Productions, documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney’s business that is under the umbrella of Imagine Entertainment, is establishing the book as a scripted adjustment, a documentary and a podcast, with creatives connected to lead those efforts.
Jigsaw Productions evp of scripted material Kevin Plunkett is set to executive fruitandvegetables the scripted adjustment togetherwith The Newsroom and The Mosquito Coast author and manufacturer Gideo Yago, while Elizabeth Holmes doc The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley co-executive manufacturers Stacey Offman and Richard Perello are set to EP the documentary adjustment. Former Reply All senior pressreporter Sruthi Pinnamaneni will head up the podcast adjustment, and Greenberg and Gibney will executive fruitandvegetables all adjustments in advancement.
“Alex Gibney is a pressreporter’s filmmaker: For years I’ve appreciated the method, in jobs like Going Clear, Zero Days and Looming Tower, he weaves revelatory, dynamite journalism into skillful storytelling of the greatest caliber,” Greenberg stated in a declaration. “I might not be better to have him and his group at Jigsaw as partners, and hope that TRACERS can endupbeing part of that amazing brochure of work.”
Gibney stated in his own declaration that he has “long been a fan” of Greenberg’s work. “TRACERS IN THE DARK is a captivating read and a extremely essential book. It not just discusses the mechanics of cryptocurrency, however likewise exposes how it’s utilized to conceal human rights abuses and trafficking by worldwide criminalactivity distributes — and how crypto tracers discovered to expose those plans by finding a brand-new method to follow the cash,” he included. “With Gideon, we have a talented and knowledgeable showrunner who has an interesting take on how to recognize Andy’s work as an continuous remarkable series. This is a excellent group. I’m proud to be a part of this job.”
Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency is presently setup to release in November 2022; an excerpt of the book was released in April in Wired. Greenberg has formerly composed the 2019 book Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers and the 2012 title This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Information.
Greenberg is repped by UTA and Fletcher & Company, while Yago is repped by UTA and Range Media Partners. Jigsaw Productions is repped by UTA and Sloss Eckhouse.