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‘Silk Road’ – trailer and poster debut for Nick Robinson’s true crime thriller

The trailer and a new poster have debuted for shocking real-life crime story ‘Silk Road’.

The dark web thriller tells the story of the drug kingpin behind the world’s first online black market.

Inspired by larger-than-life events, this riveting crime thriller follows the rise and fall of ‘Silk Road’ – the infamous darknet site that sent a seismic shock through the World Wide Web. Young, idealistic, and driven to succeed, Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson, ‘Love, Simon’) creates the internet’s first unregulated marketplace: Silk Road. But when it becomes a multimillion-dollar pipeline for illicit drugs, Ross is set on a collision course with Rick Bowden (Jason Clarke, ‘The Devil All the Time’, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’), a disreputable and dangerously unpredictable DEA agent, who will use any means necessary to take him down.

Silk Road
Credit: Vertigo Releasing

From director Tiller Russell, the mind behind Netflix’s true crime hit ‘Night Stalker’ and Amazon’s ‘The Last Narc’, ‘Silk Road’ is a jaw-dropping crime saga for the digital age.

‘Silk Road’ is written by Tiller Russell and based on a Rolling Stone article by journalist David Kushner, who penned ‘Dead End on Silk Road: Internet Crime Kingpin Ross Ulbricht’s Big Fall’ in 2014.

The film stars Nick Robinson, Jason Clarke, Alexandra Shipp (‘X-Men’ franchise), Paul Walter Hauser (‘Richard Jewell’, ‘Cobra Kai’) and Jimmi Simpson (‘Westworld’, ‘Under the Silver Lake’). 

‘Silk Road’ was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020. Sierra/Affinity represented the international rights to the film.

Vertigo Releasing presents ‘Silk Road’ on digital platforms 22nd March 2021

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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