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Bitcoin, Russian Mafia – “Crypto” Thriller with Kurt Russell Starts Off in April

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:44
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Yuri Molchan
YouTube has launched an official trailer of the action movie dubbed Crypto, starring Kurt Russell and telling the story of a Wall Street banker, crypto and Russian hacker
Bitcoin, Russian Mafia – “Crypto” Thriller with Kurt Russell Starts Off in April
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As the new week began, a trailer of the upcoming ‘Crypto’ film has been launched. The film is being promoted as a cyber-thriller, and it has several major Hollywood actors, including Kurt Russell, Beau Knapp and others.

Hollywood dips its toes into crypto

The Crypto film, which U.Today wrote about in summer 2018, shows the story of a banker from Wall Street, an art gallery in the rural area and cryptocurrency along with Russian mafia.

The film is made by Yale Productions in cooperation with several other companies. The story is based on actual events and is directed by John Stalberg Jr.

Crypto will start its journey around US cinemas on April 12 and, reportedly, will be also shown on some on-demand film platforms.

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Crypto becomes a popular cinema topic

Details about the Crypto movie first appeared last summer, when news outlets also wrote about another film project on a similar topic, starring Johnny Depp.

Later it turned out that Depp was supposed to play the ‘crypto baron’ John McAfee in the biopic “King of the Jungle”.

However, later on McAfee rejected ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’, saying that Depp would be unable to act all the details of his character in the movie.

My lobbying against Johnny Depp, Who was picked me in "King of the Jungle", worked. I refused to work with Depp. Replaced by Michael Keaton. My hope was for Morgan Freeman (seriously). He refused. Seth Rogan also has a part.

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) October 27, 2018

All in all, cryptocurrency as a topic has become popular enough and is able to generate income not only in the market, with the filmmaking industry now showing interest.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at