Penang-born businessman Jho Low, and the infamous 1MDB scandal is no stranger to make headlines, but now it has been swept by Hollywood to be produced into a television series.
The series will be based off of the bestselling book Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World is currently being developed for production.
The TV series is being produced by show runner Beau Willimon who made the American political thriller House Of Cards, and his Westward producing partner Jordan Tappis.
Screenwriter David Henry Hwang, a three-time Pulitzer finalist and playwright, has been poached to write and executive produce the project. SK Global and Westward will co-finance and oversee all stages of development and production.
Also playing a hand in the production, Michelle Yeoh has signed a first-look pact with SK Global, who co-funded Crazy Rich Asians. This includes producing, directing and select…