On Friday (April 22), Charles Hoskinson, who is Co-Founder and CEO of IO Global (aka “IOG”, formerly known as “IOHK”), the company responsible for Cardano’s research and development, took to Twitter to ask followers who should play his role in the upcoming film about the origin and development of Ethereum.

As you may already know, in July 2020, Harper Business published the book “The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum” by journalist Camila Russo.

Here is what the publisher says about this book on Amazon.com:

The Infinite Machine introduces Vitalik’s ingenious idea and unfolds Ethereum’s chaotic beginnings. It then explores the brilliant innovation and reckless greed the platform—an infinitely adaptable foundation for experimentation and new applications—has unleashed and the consequences that resulted as the frenzy surrounding it grew: increased regulatory scrutiny, incipient Wall Street interest, and the founding team’s effort to get the Ethereum platform to scale so it can eventually be  accessible to the masses.

And here is a review on Amazon.com by Chris Burniske, co-founder at Placeholder Ventures:

The Infinite Machine is the most thorough account of Ethereum’s past, present, and likely future that I’ve encountered. Russo’s background as a Bloomberg News reporter combined with her immersion in Ethereum makes her uniquely qualified to tell Ethereum’s story. Reminiscent of Nathaniel Popper’s work in its storytelling, finesse, and dedication to detail, The Infinite Machine is slated to be Ethereum’s Digital Gold. Russo’s timing is good, as Ethereum is poised to rise in the mainstream as Bitcoin’s younger, more capable sibling.

A report by Deadline published on Thursday (April 21), “Scott Free Productions has come aboard to produce an film adaptation of the bestselling book.”

The report went on to say “the film will be written for the screen and directed by Shyam Madiraju, with Ridley Scott, Tom Moran and Vera Meyer of Scott Free producing alongside Alejandro Miranda of Versus Entertainment.”

Russo said:

It’s incredibly exciting to have Ridley Scott and the crew at Scott Free produce the movie of The Infinite Machine alongside us. I can’t imagine a better team to turn the riveting story about the people behind the most revolutionary technology since the internet into a feature film that will capture the hearts of our generation.

In a tweet published on April 22, Hoskinson, who is also the co-founder of Ethereum, asked Twitter users who they thought should be cast to play him in this movie.

Twitter users were quick to come up with a number of actors to portray Hoskinson in the film, ranging from serious takes to the more hilarious. One user was able to generate a reply from Cardano’s founder by insinuating that the developer should be played by long-time action film star Steven Seagal. 


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