Emmy Winner Alexis Beidel To Star In Cryptocurrency Movie

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US TV star Alexis Beidel is starring in the forthcoming Hollywood cryptocurrency money laundering blockbuster thriller Crypto.

Beidel, who picked up an Emmy for her role as Ofglen in the dystopian series The Handmaid’s Tale will play an art dealer with underworld connections in the film.

The plot revolves around a special agent played by Beau Knapp, of movies The Nice Guys and Southpaw.

Knapp investigates a cryptocurrency money laundering ring by going undercover in the murky world of art, high finance and crime.

Besides her dark role in The Handmaid’s Tale, Beidel is well-known for her lead part as Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, a smash Netflix series.

First major cryptocurrency movie

Jordan Yale Levine, one of the producers of Crypto said: “Cryptocurrency has captured the attention and imagination of consumers and entrepreneurs all over the world but has never been explored in film in such a nuanced and exciting way.”

Although Crypto is the first major production to explore the world of cryptocurrency, other films have looked at the concept.

In 2016, Bitcoin Heist told the story of a team of hackers, while TV series Silicon Valley has followed the theme in several episodes.

Film makers the Coen Brothers, the remarkable creative brains behind worldwide box-office hits such as No Country For Old Men, Bridge of Spies, Fargo and The Big Lebowski, are also rumoured to be working on Dark Web, a movie about The Silk Road, the web site for hackers, criminals and fraudsters.

Incredible cast says director

Crypto is shooting in New York and is slated for general release in the US some time in 2019, with worldwide release to follow.

Besides Beidel and Knapp, Hollywood veteran Kurt Russell, who plays Knapp’s father; Luke Hemsworth (Westworld), Jeremie Harris (Legion) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) –  Beidel’s real-life husband – have all signed up for leading roles in the movie.

John Stalberg, he director of Crypto, said: “I am overjoyed to be working with such an incredible cast to bring this timely, thrilling story to life. Beau is incredibly talented, and seeing him bring this character to life opposite talent like Alexis, Kurt, Luke, Jeremie and Vincent has been a dream come true.”