Jason Clarke and Nick Robinson will star in the true crime drama Silk Road, directed and written by Tiller Russell. Sierra/Affinity is launching international sales of the film at the 2019 European Film Market in Berlin. The film, based on the Rolling Stone article Dead End on Silk Road by David Kushner, is produced by Duncan Montgomery and Jack Selby via the High Frequency Entertainment banner, Alex Orlovsky and Elika Portnoy for Mutressa Movies, and David Hyman and Stephen Gans on behalf of Perfect Season Productions.
In a joint statement, Orlovsky and Montgomery said: “Tiller Russell has an amazing voice as a documentary filmmaker & writer. Few understand the world of law enforcement and the modern criminal like him. Tiller will tell this story with the authenticity and energy that it deserves. The fact that we (Jack, Duncan, Tiller and Alex) have all known each other since we were second graders in Dallas, Texas makes this film additionally special to us. We all set out on different paths, and are thrilled to be making this film together now.”
Jonathan Kier, Sierra/Affinity’s President of Sales and Distribution, stated: “Silk Road is a crime thriller for the digital age that will keep moviegoers in constant suspense. This unbelievable true story exhibits the consequences of what can happen when crime and connectivity collide.”
Silk Road is about the criminal mastermind who unleashed the Dark Net and the ’Jurassic Narc’ bent on bringing down the young kingpin’s billion-dollar empire.