By Abimbola Emmanuel
Ebonylife Studio boss, Mo Abudu has recently made a big announcement which has gotten everyone talking on the social media space.
Abudu disclosed that Ebonylife Studio and Will Packer have secured the rights to Bloomberg’s article ‘The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master’ a story based on international fraudster, Ramon Abbas also known as Hushpuppi.
The producer confirmed the new partnership on her Instagram page where she revealed she had pitched the story idea to Will Packer productions in year 2020.
“When the Hushpuppi story made headlines last year, I pitched the story idea to @willpowerpacker and James Lopez. They bought the idea and as headlined in this press release, together we won the rights to the Bloomberg article by Evan Ratliff mentioned above. The rights were won after a highly contested derby by several producers and is now set up at Universal Pictures,”
The untitled project will be focused on how Hushpuppi was napped by the American government for laundering million of dollars.
The project will be produced by James Lopez for Will Packer and Mo Abudu for Ebonylife.
Recall that Hushpuppi’s arrest in the United Arab Emirates and subsequent extradition to the US made major headlines in 2020.
However, he recently pled guilty to money laundering and other cyber and business email compromise schemes leading to his victims losing over $24 million.