The FTX Collapse Could Soon Become a Book, from The Author of “The Big Short”

The Big Short Movie
The Big Short Movie

The dramatic career of Sam Bankman-Fried and the downfall of his cryptocurrency firm FTX could become a book from the author of “The Big Short” and “Moneyball.”

Author Michael Lewis met with Bankman-Fried for “several hours” soon after SBF  was put under house arrest at his parents’ home in Palo Alto, The New York Post reported on Tuesday.

Bankman-Fried was hit with several fraud-related charges after the downfall of FTX.

He was released from a New York federal court on December 22 on a $250 million bail. The amount wasn’t paid out, but is secured by his parents’ home where he’s staying.

Lewis is the author of best-selling books like “The Big Short,” about how the housing bubble led to the financial crisis of the late 2000s, and “Moneyball,” which detailed how Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane used analytics to assemble a roster.


Deadline reported last month that Apple was closing in on a deal for the rights to Lewis’ eventual book on the fall of FTX and Bankman-Fried, with plans to turn it into a film.