Model/actress Suki Waterhouse (“Insurgent,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”) will join Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton and Kevin Spacey in the remake of “Billionaire Boys Club”.
The film will follow the rise and fall of Joe Hunt (Elgort) and Dean Karny (Egerton), who ran a Ponzi scheme called the Billionaire Boys Club in the early 1980s. The scheme collapsed when real billionaire Ron Levin (Spacey) discovered his investment turned out to be worthless.
Hunt turned to murder to raise funds and was convicted in 1987 of killing Levin, while Karny served as the state’s witness in the trial. Waterhouse will portray Quintana, the love interest of Karny, while Emma Roberts has been cast as Hunt’s love interest Sydney.
James Cox (“Wonderland”) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Captain Mauzner.