How Amazon Trounced Netflix in the $100M Bidding War for Crime 101

Amazon has secured the rights to Crime 101, a heart-racing crime thriller starring Chris Hemsworth and Pedro Pascal, after a fierce bidding between Netflix and Amazon.

The movie is an adaptation of a novella by Don Winslow, who is also the screenplay writer. The story features a hunt for a cunning jewel thief along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway with lots of action and drama.

Crime 101 was a hot commodity in the market, with both Amazon and Netflix vying for it. Puck reports that Amazon clinched the deal with a $90 million offer, which was actually lower than Netflix’s bid. However, Amazon won over the production team by promising a theatrical release, while Netflix wanted to alter the script. 

How Amazon Trounced Netflix in the $100M Bidding War for Crime 101
Pedro Pascal & Chris Hemsworth | Source: IMDb

Crime 101 has already sparked a lot of interest with its stellar cast. The movie is based on a novella about a cat-and-mouse game between detective Lou Lubesnick and an expert jewel thief. 

As expected, Pedro Pascal and Chris Hemsworth will play the two characters, but we aren’t sure who will be the cop and who will be the crook.

Either way, the movie promises to be intensely exciting, and Pedro and Chris’ chemistry is expected to be a blast!

However, the movie is still in its early stages, with no word on when it will start shooting. The ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike could also challenge the production, as it may affect some of the crew members and actors involved. 

However, that’s not the end of the list of hiccups. According to the Puck report, Crime 101 might face unexpected challenges, claiming that Chris Hemsworth might even leave the project. This will be a massive blow for the film as the backbone of its plot may depend on the toxic chemistry between the characters.

However, As Amazon takes over the production, fans hope Hemsworth will stick around and help bring Crime 101’s thrilling story to life.

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