Ariana DeBose to Star in the Heist Film “Dutch & Razzlekhan”

Ariana DeBose has snatched a new role…

The 33-year-old half-Puerto Rican Oscar-winning actress and singer will star in Dutch & Razzlekhan, a heist film based on a true story that’ll go into production this summer under the direction of BAFTA nominee Jon S. Baird.

Ariana DeBose,DeBose will star opposite Chloë Grace Moretz and Lewis Pullman in the project that’ll go into production this summer under the direction of BAFTA nominee Jon S. Baird.

Logan Miller and Noah Miller penned the script.

Based on the 2022 Business Insider article “The $4.5 Billion Question” by Rob Price and Becky PetersonDutch & Razzlekhan is the explosive and unbelievably true story of the most expensive heist in history, with Heather “Razzlekhan” Morgan (Moretz) and Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein (Pullman) — lovers, hipsters, and aspiring rapper-entrepreneurs — at its center. After stealing over $4 billion worth of cryptocurrency, the millennial couple was caught by the Department of Justice and charged with conspiracy to launder the stolen bitcoin in February 2022. The pair were convicted the following year.

Details as to the role DeBose is playing haven’t been disclosed.

As with the story of Sam Bankman-Fried, the entrepreneur behind the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, who was convicted of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering in November 2023, the tale of Dutch & Razzlekhan is one that has drawn plenty of interest in Hollywood, leading to the development of a number of starry projects.

Lily Collins signed on to portray the latter in Hulu limited series Razzlekhan: The Infamous Crocodile of Wall Street, with Amazon MGM announcing development on its film Razzlekhan, to be directed by Hannah Marks and produced by Lili Reinhart, earlier this year.

DeBose broke out with her Oscar-winning turn as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and has also been seen in titles like The PromSchmigadoon!, and Westworld.

She lent her voice to Disney’s Wish and starred most recently in Matthew Vaughn’s spy pic Argylle. Up next, she’ll be seen starring opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Sony/Marvel’s Kraven the Hunter.

Leave a Reply