Journey into the dark web with Silk Road, the shocking real-life crime story of the drug kingpin behind the world’s first online black market.
Inspired by larger-than-life events, this riveting crime thriller follows the rise and fall of ‘Silk Road’ – the infamous darknet site that sent a seismic shock through the World Wide Web. Young, idealistic, and driven to succeed, Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson, Love, Simon) creates the internet’s first unregulated marketplace: Silk Road. But when it becomes a multimillion-dollar pipeline for illicit drugs, Ross is set on a collision course with Rick Bowden (Jason Clarke, The Devil All the Time, Zero Dark Thirty), a disreputable and dangerously unpredictable DEA agent, who will use any means necessary to take him down.
From director Tiller Russell, the mind behind Netflix’s true crime hit Night Stalker and Amazon’s The Last Narc, Silk Road is a jaw-dropping crime saga for the digital age.
Silk Road is written by Tiller Russell and based on a Rolling Stone article by journalist David Kushner, who penned ‘Dead End on Silk Road: Internet Crime Kingpin Ross Ulbricht’s Big Fall’ in 2014. The film stars Nick Robinson, Jason Clarke, Alexandra Shipp (X-Men franchise), Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewell, Cobra Kai) and Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, Under the Silver Lake). Silk Road was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020. Sierra/Affinity represented the international rights to the film.
Vertigo Releasing presents Silk Road on digital platforms 22 March 2021