Jigsaw Productions has optioned the upcoming nonfiction e book Tracers in the Darkish: The World Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency and is growing adaptations in multiple media kinds, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Doubleday title, penned by Wired senior author Andy Greenberg, follows a team of investigators that developed system of tracing cryptocurrency and uncovered a previously hidden criminal underworld utilizing the forex, prompting a wave of criminal circumstances. Jigsaw Productions, documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney’s firm that is below the umbrella of Imagine Leisure, is growing the e book as a scripted adaptation, a documentary and a podcast, with creatives linked to manual those efforts.
Jigsaw Productions evp of scripted squawk Kevin Plunkett is determined to government produce the scripted adaptation alongside The Newsroom and The Mosquito Hover author and producer Gideon Yago, while Elizabeth Holmes doc The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley co-government producers Stacey Offman and Richard Perello are region to EP the documentary adaptation. Veteran Reply All senior reporter Sruthi Pinnamaneni will head up the podcast adaptation, and Greenberg and Gibney will government produce all adaptations in vogue.
“Alex Gibney is a reporter’s filmmaker: For years I’ve admired the system, in tasks love Going Sure, Zero Days and Looming Tower, he weaves revelatory, explosive journalism into masterful storytelling of the absolute best caliber,” Greenberg acknowledged in a observation. “I’d not be happier to luxuriate in him and his crew at Jigsaw as companions, and hope that TRACERS can change into half of that tremendous catalog of labor.”
Gibney acknowledged in his comprise observation that he has “long been a fan” of Greenberg’s work. “TRACERS IN THE DARK is a riveting read and a basic e book. It not most productive explains the mechanics of cryptocurrency, but furthermore reveals the procedure in which it’s historical to cloak human rights abuses and trafficking by global crime syndicates — and how crypto tracers learned to order those schemes by finding a brand contemporary system to use the cash,” he added. “With Gideon, we luxuriate in a talented and skilled showrunner who has an engaging rep on how one can note Andy’s work as an ongoing dramatic series. That is a colossal crew. I’m proud to be half of this mission.”
Tracers in the Darkish: The World Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency is currently scheduled to submit in November 2022; an excerpt of the e book became printed in April in Wired. Greenberg has previously written the 2019 e book Sandworm: A Original Technology of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Risky Hackers and the 2012 title This Machine Kills Secrets and ways: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Files.
Greenberg is repped by UTA and Fletcher & Firm, while Yago is repped by UTA and Differ Media Partners. Jigsaw Productions is repped by UTA and Sloss Eckhouse.