The Book that went viral on the embattled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal and fugitive financier Low Taek Jho or famously known as Jho Low who is allegedly the mastermind behind the 1MDB money-laundering scandal, set to hit the big screen with SK Global acquiring its film rights. And Co producing the movie is none other than Malaysian renowned actress Michelle Yeoh! The Co-author of the book titled ‘Billion Dollar Whale’ Tom Wright shared the news on Twitter a few days back!
The book stories prominent names, A-list celebrities and exotic locations where the rich and famous party as Low jet-set around the world squandering his loot.
Without a doubt every Malaysian including me will be keeping their eyes peeled for any news about the production of the movie. Having Jho Low be the main focus of the film would attract immense amount of people. Low is widely considered a key figure in the saga, which has also involved A-list celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Miranda Kerr, and even the 2013 movie The Wolf of Wall Street.
But quite the contrary many are not pleased with Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh after the actress, who previously endorsed Datuk Seri Najib Razak is now switching sides after endorsing ‘Billion Dollar Whale’. But indisputably with the critics or the praises for the movie, I’m confident that everyone would watch the adaptation as our country is under the microscope yet again.
I, for sure would be one of the many people anticipating for the release not because of the clarification but rather to see the adaptation come to life! We as Malaysians are not oblivious to what goes on in our home country, the film would definitely attract all of us to see the point of view from the author on the infamous scandal that Malaysia faces.