Was there ever a doubt that this would be made into a movie??!!
(Malaysiakini) Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World co-author Tom Wright has confirmed that a movie deal is in the works based on the book on the 1MDB scandal and its alleged mastermind Low Taek Jho.
“We are negotiating a movie deal at the moment, yeah. There should be an announcement very soon about a movie,” he told a group media interview in Kuala Lumpur today.
Wright, who remained tight-lipped about the details, joked that it would not be produced by Red Granite Pictures.
It would be so much fun to try and guess who will be playing the main characters. Let me take a stab at it:
Meryl Streep can play anybody, any race even ... her turn in Into The Woods makes her a shoo-in for the role of R.
I am sure you are laughing already. Comedian Jason Leong is a dead ringer for JL (alamak, initials pun sama) ... put on another 20kgs, plus he already has the accent right.
This one's a bit hard. Dayo Wong can play LGE, with a more traditional haircut and a bit more Brylcreeem ... he will do a good job.
To me, Kent Cheng is one of the top 3 HK actors of his time. Picture him with solid black plastic rimmed glasses, minus 20kg, you got LKS.
The under-rated Michelle Williams can dress down and play Clare Rewcastle Brown with aplomb.
Ta-dah... the final starring role for N... none other than brilliant character actor Paul Giamatti. His looks is already halfway there. Now learn the accent well.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a hit in the making ....