‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ star Dev Patel is all set to star in the thriller ‘Flash Crash’ based on the yet to be released book by Liam Vaughan.

The film follows the true story of Navinder Singh Sarao, who is described as a brilliant outsider and a man who found a way to beat the stock market. Making millions working from a bedroom in his parents’ small suburban home on the outskirts of London outsmarting the corporations coincided with a $1 trillion market drop. He found himself in the crosshairs of a group of U.S. government agents. As the net closed in, Sarao would find himself facing a lifetime in jail in America unless he could find a way to play the system one last time and make himself indispensable to a government intent on making an example of him.

‘Miss Sloane’s Jonathan Perera is set to pen the script. Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, as well as Arnon Milchan, will produce. Patel is also exec producing.

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“Navinder Sarao’s story struck us deeply. He’s an unlikely but also a complex hero who exposed the manipulations at the heart of the global financial system,” said Canning and Sherman in a statement.

Patel had his big breakthrough with Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Million’, he has since gone on to star in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, Hotel Mumbi’, ‘Lion’ and Armando Iannucci’s latest ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’. He will next be seen in David Lowery’s ‘Green Knight’