Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron stars in a comedy-biopic based on eccentric billionaire John McAfee
Most of us have used McAfee Antivirus and are familiar with the functional software. However, very few are aware of the true story of its founder, John McAfee. This biopic tells us what happened to the former NASA programmer, who sold his tech company to Intel for $7.68 billion almost a decade ago, and moved into a Central American jungle.
The biopic titled King of the Jungle is set to be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (of Crazy, Stupid, Love fame). It gets a screenplay by Golden Globe and Emmy-winning writing pair Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (the duo behind American Crime Story). The plot revolves around a real feature piece published on the Wired magazine. Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron—fresh of hits like Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile—is said to play the aforementioned journalist.
Initial reports read: Ari Furman (Efron) accepts what he thinks is a run-of-the-mill assignment to interview McAfee, but once he arrives in Belize, he finds himself pulled into McAfee’s escalating paranoia, slippery reality and murder.
McAfee, now a BitCoin evangelist, is reportedly living in an island estate about 15 miles off the coast of Belize. According to his Twitter page, McAfee is also running for president in 2020 American elections while ‘in exile’. Definitely makes for an interesting premise.