The story of the rise and the fall of the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and its CEO Mark Karpeles could soon find their way to the big screen. The magazine The Hollywood Reporter reported that the Hollywood agency Creative Artist Agency has secured the rights to a film version of David Kushner on Mt Gox and Mark Karpeles. The CreativeArtist Agency is one of the largest agencies in Hollywood and represents many A-list celebrities.
Should the story be really filmed, it would have been the second Bitcoin film that could make it into the movie theaters. 2013, 20th Century Fox and Chernin already Entertainment showed interested in the Silk Road Saga. However, the news about the possible adaptation also raises equal to an important question: Who will play Mark Karpeles? A test with a picture of Mark Karpeles on FacePlusPlus revealed that of all the Scientologist Tom Cruise could sufficiently similar to embody the role of the Mt Gox CEO.