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Lionsgate to premiere Silk Road movie in February

Lionsgate to premiere Silk Road movie in February

According to a recent update, Lionsgate has obtained the rights to Silk Road, a forthcoming film that represents the true story of Ross Ulbricht. He was the developer of what was once the world’s largest darknet marketplace. It intends to release the story in theaters and online portals on Feb. 19. Also, Tiller Russel directs the Silk Road movie. The screenplay is based on the 2014 Rolling stone article “Dead End” on Silk Road. It concentrates on Ulbricht’s arrest as the founder of the darknet marketplace. 

The Silk Road plot revolves around encompassing an undercover development that points towards Ulbricht’s arrest in 2013. Moreover, Ulbricht is recently serving a double life imprisonment sentence in jail, without the likelihood of parole. Moreover, Ulbricht’s initial Silk Road site has shut down. Further, the U.S. government proceeds to seize assets linked to the original case.

Nick Robinson represents Ross Ulbricht in the Silk Road movie.

The film stars include Nick Robinson (Jurassic World), Jason Clarke (Brotherhood), and Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse). Nick Robinson, who appeared in Jurassic World, represents Ulbricht in Silk Road. Jason Clarke, who represented John Connor in Terminator Genisys, represents the DEA agent. Alexandra Shipp, popularly known for her role as superheroine Storm in X-men movies, also constitutes as a part. Jimmi Simpson, Lexi Rabe, Katie Aselton, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Daniel Stewart, and Paul Walter Hauser are also involved in the film.

Additionally, Stephen Gans, David Hyman, Duncan Montgomery, Alex Orlovsky, and Jack Selby are the producers. The executive producers include Dawn Bierschwal, B. Thomas Golisano, Christopher Figg, Elika Portnoy, and Robert Whitehouse. The film’s agreement was brokered by Endeavor Content and Lauren Bixby, vice president of acquisitions for Lionsgate. 

The film will release on February 19, 2021, in U.S. theaters and on streaming platforms. Moving forward, the film will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray days following the theatrical release. The filming of the Silk Road movie commenced in June last year. Moreover, it was listed for the world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Nevertheless, the festival was delayed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Moreover, Silk Road ceases to be Lionsgate’s first crypto-related movie. Last year, in April, the company released the movie, “Crypto,” starring Beau Knapp, Luke Hemsworth, Alexis Bledel, and Kurt Russell.

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