Lily Collins To Star In ‘Razzlekhan: The Infamous Crocodile of Wall Street’ True-Crime Limited Series In Works At Hulu
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: The wild story of crypto couple Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein and Heather “Razzlekhan” Morgan is headed to the screen. Hulu is in early development on the limited series Razzlekhan: The Infamous Crocodile of Wall Street, from Searchlight Television. Lily Collins (Emily In Paris) is set to star as Morgan in the project, which she is producing with Charlie McDowell, who is slated to direct, and Alex Orlovsky.
The trio also produced Windfall, directed by McDowell with Collins starring opposite Jesse Plemons and Jason Segel. The film was released earlier this year on Netflix.
Based on the New York magazine article “The Many Lives of Crypto’s Most Notorious Couple,” the series focuses on Lichtenstein and Morgan, tipped to be either the masterminds behind one of the largest heists in history or a pair of hapless wannabe entrepreneurs who somehow stumbled onto a hard drive containing $3.6 billion in Bitcoin stolen from the Finex exchange.
The title of the series, Razzlekhan, comes from Morgan’s alter ego as a YouTube rapper.
Described as a character study, a love story and crime thriller told with humor and honesty, the series will follow Heather and Ilya as they struggle with their relationship, the pressures of sitting on stolen crypto with no easy way to make it liquid, and their aspirations in the fishbowl of the NYC tech/media world. The show will be told through the eyes of the couple as well as hackers, bankers, law enforcement agents and friends.
Scoop Wasserstein is executive producing for New York Magazine/Vox Media Studios.
Lichtenstein and Morgan were arrested in February and charged with attempting to launder $4.5 billion in stolen bitcoin, $3.6B of which has been seized by authorities. The couple, who faces up to 25 years in prison, have been in talks with prosecutors on a plea deal.
Collins headlines Netflix’s hit Emily in Paris, which is returning for a third season later this year. She was last seen on the big screen in David Fincher’s Oscar-nominated film Mank. She is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment, Definition Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
On Saturday evening (October 23), Lily attended the 15th annual GO Campaign Gala at the Cornerstone Plaza in Los Angeles. Lily hosted the fundraiser alongside actor Robert Pattinson.
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DEADLINE – Lily Collins is set for another Parisian adventure after Netflix renewed Darren Star’s Emily in Paris.
The romantic comedy originally was set up at Paramount Network but moved to the streamer over the summer and launched at the start of October, when it moved into Netflix’s Top 10 list, per Nielsen.
In Emily In Paris, Emily (Collins), an ambitious twentysomething marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company — and she is tasked with revamping its social media strategy. Emily’s new life in Paris is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends and navigating new romances.
‘Les Misérables’ Star Lily Collins Talks “Transformational” Fantine, While Dominic West Touts True Superhero Valjean – The Contenders Emmys
DEADLINE – The new television adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables will premiere in the U.S. this month on Masterpiece on PBS. The six-part miniseries stars Dominic West as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as luckless single mother Fantine. Rounding out the cast are Oscar winner Olivia Colman, Adeel Akhtar, Ellie Bamber, Josh O’Connor and Erin Kellyman.