Will Packer Productions, an American film production company, has teamed up with Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Studios in Nigeria to produce Hushpuppi’s story as a movie.
The two companies acquired the right to produce the rise and fall story of Nigerian fraudster Hushpuppi after bidding the highest in a highly competitive bid.
The plot of the movie will be based on a story written by an American journalist, Evan Ratliff, titled “The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master”.
The article first published on Bloomberg captures the schemes and arrest of Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi.
Nigerian Instagram influencer, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi the Billionaire Gucci Master, is said to have laundered millions of dollars through a mastered and simple internet scam, Ratliff’s article revealed.
Will Packer Productions and EbonyLife Studios, have set up the project at Universal Pictures, the popular American film production and distribution company owned by Comcast, to produce it as a Hollywood action thriller after winning the rights to the script.
“EbonyLife is uniquely positioned to ensure the depth and authenticity of this film. This is why we needed to partner with a major Hollywood producer like Will Packer Productions – they are equally invested in telling stories that resonate with our audience,” Mo Abdu, the CEO of EbonyLife reportedly said.
“We understand the environment of poverty and deprivation that breeds highly talented and fundamentally flawed characters like Hushpuppi, and WPP knows how to create stories with global appeal,” he added.