So we’re getting a OneCoin movie…

Initially I wasn’t certain I needed to cowl the OneCoin film. Given the present scenario around the globe, I really feel upcoming film initiatives are very a lot up within the air.

That stated, with the information Kate Winslet is on board, it appears, no less than for now, the OneCoin film “Faux!” has legs.

Deadline broke the information three days in the past that Kate Winslet had signed on to provide Faux!

Deadline’s report didn’t verify whether or not Winslet would star within the movie. Subsequent experiences (e.g. from The Wrap) confirmed Winslet would each star in and produce the movie.

To this point Winslet is the one actor hooked up to the venture. Whereas it’s tempting to ponder whether or not Winslet will play the villain of the film, OneCoin founder Ruja Ignatova, I believe it’s extra doubtless she’ll play protagonist Jen McAdam.

Faux! is predicated on an upcoming bookq by Jen McAdam, a real-life sufferer of the OneCoin Ponzi scheme. McAdam wrote the e book with Douglas Thompson, writer of a number of crime themed books.

McAdam’s untitled e book is predicated on her OneCoin expertise. Initially a believer, McAdam, alongside together with her household, went on to lose £216,000 to the Ponzi scheme.

After realizing she’d been duped, McAdam went on to coordinate OneCoin sufferer help teams.

Whether or not McAdam and her household will make again losses because of the movie adaptation is unknown. The e book itself has but to discover a writer.

As somebody who’s been masking OneCoin since 2014 and has authored 367 articles on the rip-off, right here’s my two cents:

  1. “Faux!” is a horrible title and I actually hope it’s only a preliminary venture title. Can we add a byline no less than?
  2. I don’t know the place McAdam’s e book begins however I hope it doesn’t gloss over her preliminary involvement. I believe that transition to realization is crucially essential as a plot line.
  3. Please weave the utter incompetence of European and UK authorities into the plot. Individuals are going to surprise how this occurred a lot of the blame rests with EU and UK regulators.
  4. Don’t inject Hollywood BS into the film. The OneCoin saga must be compelling sufficient within the fingers of a reliable story-teller.
  5. If doable and with respect to McAdam’s source-material, broaden the plot past her expertise. 2014-2017 as half one specializing in McAdam’s journey up till Ruja’s disappearance. 2017 to Konstantin’s arrest and the following fallout as half two. (I do know there’s virtually zero probability this occurs)
  6. Ruja Ignatova must be portrayed as a feminine adaptation of Danny DeVito’s Penguin. No excuses, make it occur.

Films usually take years to place collectively so don’t anticipate something any time quickly. Any updates we come throughout we’ll present under.

Within the meantime there’s additionally a OneCoin TV collection to be careful for. Based mostly on the BBC’s The Lacking Cryptoqueen podcast, there’s been no additional bulletins for the reason that February 2020 bidding warfare.

Personally I really feel a multi-part TV collection is healthier suited to the OneCoin saga. That stated I’m additionally hesitant to preemptively write off McAdam’s e book adaptation.

Let’s wait and see what the tip outcomes are I assume.