The creator of “House of Cards”, Beau Willimon, will develop a series devoted to the massive embezzlement scandal estimated between 3.5 and 5 billion dollars by the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, revealed in November 2018.
The series will be the adaptation of the book Billion Dollar Whale co-written by Wall Street Journal journalists Tom Wright and Bradley Hope, and published in 2018 by Hachette Books, reveals the American site. The Hollywood Reporter. Their story reveals the extent of this corruption scandal that has splashed Hollywood stars – including Leonardo DiCaprio – but also the famous bank Goldman Sachs, as well as Malaysian politicians. A sprawling system at the heart of which was Low Taek Jho, a 30-something Malaysian financier who led the life of an uninhibited jet-setter.
“It is difficult to minimize the colossal impact of this affair in Asia, and in the rest of the world. It is both a story of financial greed, and a dark comedy and social satire, ”explains the producers of SK Global. Note that screenwriter David Henry Hwang will be in charge of the screenplay. No release date has yet been revealed.