Chloë Grace Moretz to Star As ‘Razzlekhan’ in $4 Billion Bitfinex Bitcoin Heist Film – Decrypt

Chloë Grace Moretz will star as Heather ‘Razzlekhan’ Morgan alongside Lewis Pullman and Ariana DeBose, in an upcoming film based on Morgan’s role in the $4 billion Bitfinex heist.

“Dutch & Razzlekhan” will be helmed by “Tetris” director Jon S. Baird, with a script by Logan Miller and Noah Miller, according to Hollywood trade publication Deadline. CAA Media Finance will arrange financing and distribution for the feature. Pullman will play Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein in the film, while DeBose’s role has yet to be disclosed.

Based on a 2022 Business Insider article, the film follows the true story of Morgan and Lichtenstein, a pair of would-be rappers and aspiring entrepreneurs who laundered over $4 billion worth of cryptocurrency stolen during the 2016 hack of crypto exchange Bitfinex.



The duo were arrested in February 2022 and reached a plea deal with authorities the following year; they face a maximum of 20 years in prison, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Heather Morgan, aka Razzlekhan. Image: Vimeo/Razzlekhan

Moretz most recently appeared on screen in Amazon series “The Peripheral,” based on the cyberpunk novel by William Gibson, and voiced the lead role in Oscar-nominated Netflix film “Nimona.” Pullman’s recent roles include Amazon series “Outer Range” and “Top Gun: Maverick.” DeBose, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “West Side Story,” most recently appeared in spy caper “Argylle.”

Lewis Pullman and Ariana DeBose. Images: Shutterstock
Lewis Pullman and Ariana DeBose. Images: Shutterstock

The film is one of a number of projects focusing on Morgan and Lichtenstein in development. Earlier this year, Amazon MGM announced that it’s developing a film titled simply “Razzlekhan,” to be directed by Hannah Marks and produced by Lili Reinhart. A Hulu limited series, “Razzlekhan: The Infamous Crocodile of Wall Street,” starring Lily Collins, is also in the works.

The entertainment industry has seen success in recent years with films and series focusing on failed entrepreneurs (Hulu’s “The Dropout” and Apple TV’s “WeCrashed”), finance bros (“The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Big Short”) and meme stocks (“Dumb Money”).

With its outsized personalities and the vast sums of money involved, it’s no surprise that Hollywood has turned its gaze on the Razzlekhan saga—and crypto more generally. A number of films based on the collapse of crypto exchange FTX are also in development.



Edited by Stacy Elliott.

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