Jigsaw Productions has optioned the upcoming nonfiction e-book Tracers within the Darkish: The World Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency and is growing variations in a number of media varieties, The Hollywood Reporter has discovered.
The Doubleday title, penned by Wired senior author Andy Greenberg, follows a bunch of investigators that developed technique of tracing cryptocurrency and uncovered a beforehand hidden prison underworld utilizing the forex, prompting a wave of prison instances. Jigsaw Productions, documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney’s firm that’s below the umbrella of Think about Leisure, is growing the e-book as a scripted adaptation, a documentary and a podcast, with creatives connected to guide these efforts.
Jigsaw Productions evp of scripted content material Kevin Plunkett is ready to government produce the scripted adaptation alongside The Newsroom and The Mosquito Coast author and producer Gideo Yago, whereas Elizabeth Holmes doc The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley co-executive producers Stacey Offman and Richard Perello are set to EP the documentary adaptation. Former Reply All senior reporter Sruthi Pinnamaneni will head up the podcast adaptation, and Greenberg and Gibney will government produce all variations in improvement.
“Alex Gibney is a reporter’s filmmaker: For years I’ve admired the best way, in initiatives like Going Clear, Zero Days and Looming Tower, he weaves revelatory, explosive journalism into masterful storytelling of the very best caliber,” Greenberg stated in a press release. “I couldn’t be happier to have him and his crew at Jigsaw as companions, and hope that TRACERS can grow to be a part of that unimaginable catalog of labor.”
Gibney stated in his personal assertion that he has “lengthy been a fan” of Greenberg’s work. “TRACERS IN THE DARK is a riveting learn and an important e-book. It not solely explains the mechanics of cryptocurrency, but additionally reveals the way it’s used to cover human rights abuses and trafficking by world crime syndicates — and the way crypto tracers discovered to show these schemes by discovering a brand new technique to observe the cash,” he added. “With Gideon, we have now a gifted and skilled showrunner who has an thrilling tackle learn how to understand Andy’s work as an ongoing dramatic collection. It is a nice crew. I’m proud to be part of this mission.”
Tracers within the Darkish: The World Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency is at present scheduled to publish in November 2022; an excerpt of the e-book was printed in April in Wired. Greenberg has beforehand written the 2019 e-book Sandworm: A New Period of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Harmful Hackers and the 2012 title This Machine Kills Secrets and techniques: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks and Hacktivists Goal to Free the World’s Data.
Greenberg is repped by UTA and Fletcher & Firm, whereas Yago is repped by UTA and Vary Media Companions. Jigsaw Productions is repped by UTA and Sloss Eckhouse.