(AllHipHop News) Martin Shkreli may be the “Most Hated Man in America,” but people might love to see his drama with the Wu-Tang clan play out – on the stage.
Shkreli is the guy who infamously raised the price of Turing Pharmaceuticals’ AIDS drugs 5,000%. He is the man who purchased Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, a one of a kind Wu-Tang Clan album for $2 million.
The problem is, Shkreli is accused of running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded various companies out of $1 million and stealing $11 million from one company to cover the losses of a hedge fund.
The feds claim Shkreli used some of those ill gotten proceeds to go on a spending spree that included the purchase of the only copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
A new IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign is underway to produce the musical “Martin Shkreli’s Game: How Bill Murray Joined the Wu-Tang Clan,” which was written by Lauren Gundrum and Joel Esher.
It’s all based on the true events between Wu-Tang Clan and Martin Shkreli.
In the midst of the drama surrounding Shkreli’s antics, his beef with the government, RZA, Ghostface and the true ownership of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, a fake segment of the contract made the rounds on the Internet.
According to the phony document, members of the Wu-Tang Clan had the rights to attempt to “execute one heist or caper” to steal back the album, but with a catch.
The operation had to be staged by the members of the Wu-Tang Clan and Bill Murray.
The playwrights decided it would be a great idea to turn the entire saga into a musical.
And if all goes well, and funding goals are met, “Martin Shkreli’s Game: How Bill Murray Joined the Wu-Tang Clan” will make its theatrical debut in July, at New York’s Midtown International Theater Festival.
Auditions are currently being held for the role of Martin Shkreli’s, Bill Murray, RZA, Ghostface Killah, Ol Dirty Bastard and others.