The Billionaire Boys Club is based on a real story that happened back in the 1980s when a group of young men got together and came up with an idea of how to get rich by using what many would come to know as the Ponzi scheme. As you can imagine since it was so widely used and still is in some cases today it was successful, but the moment that it was discovered and unveiled it was exposed for what it was and people managed to get themselves in a lot of trouble. A Ponzi scheme after all is another fancy way of ripping people off while the person at the top makes a great deal of money at the expense of those that decide to trust them. In other words it’s a way for con men to get rich by being slick enough to make people believe in them and sign over their money for whatever deal they happen to be selling.
Here are a few things you might not have known about the movie.
10. Emma Roberts dropped out of American Horror Story to be in this film.
If you don’t remember Emma Roberts she showed up in Coven as one of the witches. She gave up a part in the last season of AHS however to come work on this film. It’s not a bad move really since her film career is something that could take her a long way.
9. The movie made only $126 on opening day.
You should be able to guess why this is so, but it’s still kind of sad to see whatever Spacey’s going through affect the crew and the other that have worked so hard on something like this. The actions of one shouldn’t be able to affect everyone else, but it happens.
8. Despite all sexual misconduct allegations Kevin Spacey was kept in the movie.
Unlike the movie All The Money In the World this movie decided to keep Spacey around despite the allegations that were pouring in largely because it had already been filmed and it wasn’t able to just go back and reshoot.
7. It was originally going to be released in 2017.
Again, there was an obvious reason why it didn’t come out when it was supposed to since the whole issue with Spacey is what’s been dogging this movie for some time. The true story behind it still wasn’t enough to give it the kind of push that it needed.
6. Two of the younger stars were in the running for Han Solo in the latest Star Wars story.
Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton were both in the mix to become the next Han Solo at one point but obviously neither of them got it. To be honest it’s hard to say if that’s a good thing or not since the move kind of bombed anyway.
5. Two of the actors were in Baby Driver together.
Elgort and Spacey were in Baby Driver, which was filmed after Billionaire Boys Club honestly. If anything this movie should have been pushed first but it didn’t and now it’s suffering the backlash of Spacey’s legal troubles.
4. Two of the actors have played Robin Hood at one time or another.
Carey Elwes played Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Taron Egerton is playing a slightly edgier version of the archer from Nottingham in a new version of Robin Hood. One thing is certain, comparing the two won’t be necessary since one is a comedy and the other is an action film.
3. This was the last film that Kevin Spacey made before having so many sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him.
Even after the allegations he kept going for a while until it was obvious that they weren’t going away and that his career would suffer even worse if he continued to push forward. Since then Spacey really hasn’t been seen much.
2. The screenplay took about eight months to write.
It’s amazing how long it takes a screenplay to be written, but then again it has to go through edits, then more edits, and then has to be approved and then go through even more edits until it’s a final, polished product that everyone can agree on.
1. It was given a limited release in theaters in 2018.
This wasn’t done with Spacey in mind, but instead the crew that managed to bring the movie together and deserved to have their effort and hard work presented for at least a short amount of time. The movie was in theaters for a very short time before it was pulled and yet didn’t manage to do much thanks to the inclusion of Kevin Spacey and a few other factors. It’s kind of a shame really, it looks like it might have been a decent movie.
Of course sooner or later those that want everything end up with just about nothing.
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