The story of Silk Road’s founder will hit the big screen in February
On 19 February 2021 a film about the story of Ross Ulbricht, founder of the marketplace on the dark-web Silk Road, will be released both in cinemas and on the net.
The story of Ross Ulbricht, founder of the well-known Bitcoin Lifestyle marketplace on the dark-web Silk Road, will hit the big screen in 2021: the news has been confirmed by Lionsgate, a well-known American entertainment company.
According to Deadline, Lionsgate has acquired the rights to shoot the film „Silk Road“, which will be distributed both in cinemas and on the web from 19 February 2021. The film will be based on the article „Dead End on Silk Road“ published in 2014 by Rolling Stone, and will focus on the events that led to Ulbricht’s arrest.
Nick Robinson, the 25-year-old American actor who played the role of Zach Mitchell in „Jurassic World“ in 2015, will play Ulbricht, who is now 36 years old and serving two life sentences in a federal prison. Ulbricht was found guilty of money laundering, computer piracy and drug trafficking conspiracy.
In November, the US television channel CBS broadcast a documentary on the investigation
Ulbricht’s story has already appeared in the mainstream media on several occasions. In November, the US television channel CBS broadcast a documentary on the investigation that led to the closure of Silk Road, including an interview with Ulbricht’s former girlfriend. Lionsgate planned to premiere its film at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, but the event was cancelled due to the pandemic.
The founder of Silk Road was arrested by the FBI in 2013, and will spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole. From time to time Ulbricht provides analysis on the Bitcoin market through his blog on Medium: he writes from Tucson Penitentiary in the United States.