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Film on Martin Shkreli’s $2M purchase of Wu-Tang Clan album announced

Netflix have introduced particulars of newmovie As soon as Upon a Time in Shaolin, which set to inform the true story behind Martin Shkreli‘s controversial buy of the only real copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s album of the identical title.

The movie is about to be directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo.

Shkreli beforehand made headlines after paying $2 million (£1.5 million) for the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ album, which he was subsequently ordered to give up as a part of his fraud conviction.

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is predicted to supply alongside Plan B, the manufacturing firm owned by Brad Pitt, whereas Ian Edelman wrote the script.

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Martin Shkreli CREDIT: Drew Angerer/Getty Photographs

The announcement of the challenge was made in a press launch about screenwriter Ian Edelman’s new film, American Sole (starring SNL‘s Pete Davidson and Straight Outta Comptons O’Shea Jackson Jr.).

The album famously offered at public sale for in Might of 2015, coming with the 88-year copyright making its business launch not possible till 2103.

Earlier this 12 months, Shkreli has been denied an early release from prison. In April, the notorious “pharma-bro” petitioned to be let out so he may proceed the “vital analysis” he’d be conducting into discovering a vaccine for coronavirus.

“Mr. Shkreli has spent numerous hours whereas incarcerated researching illness remedies and potential cures for COVID-19,” his attorneys wrote within the preliminary request to have his sentence shortened. Shkreli is because of be launched from jail in October 2023.

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