Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, who also took an active part in founding Ethereum, has posted a joking tweet, pondering which actor would best suit the character of Hosk in the movie about Ethereum that is being shot at the moment.
This is not the first movie related to crypto that has been planned or shot recently. However, it could be the first one to actually make it to theaters.
Well since they are finally making the movie. Who should play the Charles Hoskinson character?— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) April 22, 2022
Hollywood is filming story of Ethereum
Word has spread about renowned film director Ridley Scott (who filmed the iconic "Blade Runner" movie, "Alien" and "Gladiator") producing a movie adaptation of a book about the early days of Ethereum chain—"The Infinite Machine," authored by Camilla Russo, a crypto journalist.
The movie will be produced by "Scott Free Productions" with Shyam Madiraju sitting in the director's chair.
?️We’re all gonna make a movie about #ethereum !— The Infinite Machine Movie & Collection (@ETHMovie) April 21, 2022
?Would you like to know who we are making the #movie with?
Story✅= The Infinite Machine
Production Company✅= Scott Free#Director✅= Shyam Madiraju
Details in @DEADLINE?https://t.co/1Twxnphh6v#filmmaker #crypto #eth pic.twitter.com/g6vsckY1IP
It will feature Vitalik Buterin and other co-founders of the second biggest blockchain platform, including Charles Hoskinson who left the project later on to create his own platform—Cardano—a few years later. Cardano is currently among the top 10 DLT platforms and its native coin, ADA, is the biggest coin working on the PoS consensus, the shift to which was planned by Ethereum several years ago as part of the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade and is being gradually tested this year.
Hahaha nice— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) April 22, 2022
Other recent Hollywood movies about crypto: Johnny Depp, McAfee and Kurt Russell
Recent projects that were widely discussed for a short while include an action movie, "Crypto," starring Kurt Russell, and the movie "King of the Jungle"—a biopic about crypto influencer John McAfee, founder of the McAfee antivirus company.
The candidate to play the "crypto baron" McAfee changed several times. Johnny Depp was rejected by McAfee, and he shared in a tweet that Morgan Freeman would be the best choice.
However, on June 23, 2021, McAfee was found dead in a Spanish prison where he had been awaiting to be deported to the U.S. to do jail time for averting tax payments for roughly eight years.
The official version is that McAfee took his own life by hanging himself. However, his wife Janice doubts that and insisted on an investigation. Prior to his death, McAfee frequently discussed the suicide of imprisoned U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was also found dead in his prison cell.
McAfee believes that his death was a setup and stated that if here were found dead in the same circumstances, it would not be a suicide.
The former CEO of McAfee Associates was a renowned libertarian who often poured harsh criticism on the U.S. government and law enforcement organizations. McAfee believed taxes to be unconstitutional. He was a zealous supporter of blockchain and privacy coins and believed Bitcoin to be stone age tech.
The aforementioned "Crypto" movie came out in 2019, however, its rating on IMDb is only 5.2 out of 10.