Forbes wants to tell the story of a couple like Bonnie and Clyde.
The companies have teamed up to produce a series of screenplays and a documentary on the scandal following the February 8 arrest in Manhattan of the so-called “crypto couple” Heather Morgan and Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein, who are awaiting trial on charges of allegedly tried to launder $ 3.6 billion in stolen bitcoin.
The screenplay is co-produced by eOne, Forbes Entertainment and Tucker Tooley Entertainment, and the documentary is from Blackfin and Forbes Entertainment. The projects are based on Forbes’ reports on the couple, the publication’s expertise in financial and wealth journalism, and the unique perspective of having a relationship with Morgan, who has been a ForbesWomen contributor to Forbes.com since July 2017 until Forbes ended his relationship. with her in September 2021.
An interesting perspective
“The story of the Crypto couple reads like a modern drama by Bonnie and Clyde,” said Travis Collins, director of Partnerships, Forbes Entertainment. “As a de facto source for the pursuit of wealth and the publication of financial investigative journalism, Forbes can help bring this story to life in a way that few can do as authoritatively. Through this captivating narrative, we aim to help educate the public about the world of cryptocurrency, which for many remains mysterious and ethereal. ”
Production of the documentary project has already begun, including extensive filming and archival research on the story. Geno McDermott and Jordan Rosenblum are executive producers for Blackfin, an eOne company.
Tucker Tooley of Tucker Tooley Entertainment will be the executive producer of the script.
“With the combination of elite Forbes reporting and the incredible skills and passion of our production partners, we feel in a unique position to bring this story to life for the global audience,” said Michael Lombardo, President of eOne Global Television. “We look forward to telling this story in more formats with Forbes.”