The Coen Brothers Are Writing a Movie About the Deep Web

BY Josiah HughesPublished Oct 14, 2016

When they're not making critically acclaimed films of their own, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen are dependable writers for hire in Hollywood. Up next, they're set to punch up a script about the deep web.

The pair have been hired to take over the screenplay for Dark Web, a film based on the true story of the online drug trade site Silk Road.

The film, which was formerly titled Silk Road, is based on a two-part Wired article from Joshuah Bearman. The first crack of the screenplay came from Dennis Lehane.

The story follows Ross William Ulbricht (known online as Dread Pirate Roberts), a young man who built the Silk Road store and, allegedly, became a murderous kingpin along the way.

Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for the tip.


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