Stampede Ventures, a production company owned by former Warner Bros. president Greg Silverman, has teamed up with Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss to produce a film featuring the brothers‘ story as it appears in the best-selling book „Bitcoin Billionaires.
According to the report published in Deadline, Silverman will co-produce the film with Jon Berg, known for his work with superheroes such as Wonder Woman and Aquaman.
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Bitcoin Billionaires was written by American author Ben Mezrich in 2019 after the Winklevoss twins became cryptomonger billionaires.
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The Winklevoss brothers came to light after Mezrich’s other best-seller „The Accidental BIllionaire“, which would serve as inspiration for the Oscar-winning film „The Social Network“.
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In the book, Mezrich describes the twins‘ legal battle with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook to claim their rights over the social networking giant, which was originally their idea. A court ruling later granted the brothers a $65 million settlement for their claims.
Bitcoin Billionaires continues the journey of the Winklevosses from winning the lawsuit in June 2011 to investing $11 million in Bitcoin (BTC) in 2013 and becoming the world’s first crypto billionaires.
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„This is ‚Rocky II meets Wall Street'“
Silverman said the idea to make the film came to him right after he finished reading the book with his son, who received an early copy from the twins during his internship at Winklevoss Capital:
„Upon completion, it was clear to both of them that Cameron and Tyler’s remarkable story of redemption, along with Ben’s masterful writing, would lend itself to a unique film.“
„This is Rocky II meets Wall Street in a world full of unique and mesmerizing characters,“ Silverman added.