Apple allegedly beat Amazon and Netflix to the punch, closing a deal for the rights to an as-yet-unpublished book on Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX.
Apple TV+ will tell the story of the FTX exchange and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried, the 30-year-old who fell from grace after recklessly managing his clients’ funds, causing yet another deep wound to the cryptocurrency market.
The miracle had already been achieved by Disney+, which with its The Dropout had told (in record time) the story of another colossal fraud: that of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos , the company that had boasted of being able to carry out extremely accurate and for a large number of diseases with a single drop of blood.
Given the success of the Hulu/Disney-branded series, the interest of Apple TV+ in the figure of SBF is not surprising , which moreover has many elements in common with Holmes — starting from her young age and from the intuition of having a double bond with the 90 pieces of Washington DC: the cryptocurrency tycon was one of the biggest funders of Joe Biden’s electoral campaign.
Apple is one step away from closing a deal with Michael Lewis , the author of a yet unpublished book on Sam Bankman-Fried and the collapse of FTX. According to rumors, Cupertino would have agreed on a seven-figure sum for the rights to the book, thus beating Netflix and Amazon, which are also interested in the rights to the story. Lewis is a journalist and best-selling author, his is ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine’, the book from which the blockbuster film ‘The Big Short’ was made.