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‘Billion Dollar Whale’ was written by two award-winning Wall Street Journal journalists Tom Wright (pic) and Bradley Hope and focused on the role of the flamboyant Low Taek Jho whom US prosecutors allege to be the mastermind of the biggest heist of the century worth US$5 billion from 1MDB. ― Picture by Ham Abu Bakar

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — A television series about Penang-born businessman Jho Low and the 1MDB scandal, based on the bestselling book Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World, is currently being developed for production.

According to US entertainment website The Hollywood Reporter, the TV series is being produced by showrunner Beau Willimon who made the American political thriller House Of Cards, and his Westward producing partner Jordan Tappis. 

The duo have also teamed up with SK Global, which co-funded “Crazy Rich Asians” for this.

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