Bitfinex Hackers to Feature in Amazon Film

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  • Amazon’s MGM Studio has developed a film depicting the exploits of crypto thieves Heather “Razzlekhan” Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein
  • The pair are accused of carrying out a $4 billion heist on Bitfinex in 2016 and laundering it
  • The film will explore the pair’s activities and Razzlekhan’s alter egos 

Amazon’s MGM Studio is developing a movie centered around the exploits of crypto thief Heather “Razzlekhan” Morgan and her husband, Ilya Lichtenstein. The couple, charged with conspiracy by the US Department of Justice in 2022, are accused of orchestrating a staggering $4 billion heist on the crypto exchange Bitfinex and money laundering scheme. But the film will also heavily focus on her alter ego, rapper Razzlekhan, which drew the attention of the public when the real life and fictitious entities were connected.

Morgan’s Triple Life

First disclosed by Deadline on Friday, the yet-to-be-titled film will be directed by Hannah Marks, known for “Don’t Make Me Go,” who also penned the script. “Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart is set to co-produce the film. The film will trace the journey of Morgan and Lichtenstein, who confessed to their involvement in the 2016 hack of the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange after their arrest in 2022, especially Morgan, who was positioned as a crypto ‘expert’ by BitGo in a 2020 Forbes piece, ironically discussing the protection of businesses from cybercriminals.

The irony deepens when considering that Bitfinex’s wallet security during the hack was provided by none other than BitGo.

Razzlekhan to Get Her Big Screen Moment

Rather than discreetly enjoying her ill-gotten gains, Morgan flaunted her extravagant lifestyle on various social media platforms, explaining to viewers how they could learn from her business acumen and follow her path. Most notably, of course, she also flashed her wares as Razzlekhan:

The film’s storyline will also explore how Morgan and Lichtenstein were brought to justice via a Walmart gift card with the stolen funds, which detectives traced through the blockchain and led to the seizure of the remaining 94,000 and the couple’s arrest two years ago.