Netflix has a new hit, the “Inventing Anna” series that began airing last Friday and is based on a true event.
Inventing Anna series plot
It is the story of Anna Sorokin, a girl who introduced herself as Anna Delvay, a Russian who grew up in Germany, who cheated banks, financial institutions, and the New York elite, led the life of a rich woman, claimed to lead a $60 million foundation. arrested.
In 2018, journalist Jessica Pressler (Vivian Kent) published a story about a girl who cheated on the rich from Manhattan, and Netflix used that story to record the series.
The main role is played by Julie Garner, known for her role in the series “Ozark“. In May 2019, Ana Sorokin was found guilty and sentenced to four to 12 years in prison. But a year ago, after three years in prison, she was released for good behavior.
Netflix paid Ana Sorokin $320,000 to get the right to screen her interesting life, the Insider portal reported.
Of that amount, she paid $200,000 to the banks to which she owed money, while she paid $25,000 to the state of New York. She paid another $75,000 in legal fees. With that, she paid her debts and immediately started living a luxurious life again. She gave a series of interviews, launched her fashion line, and hired a video cameraman to follow and record every step of her new life. But she forgot one “little thing”.
In March 2021, she was arrested because her visa expired. She was deported, but she did not agree to it, so she submitted a request for asylum. The reason – her family living in Germany has received numerous threats. However, the request for asylum was rejected a few months later, which she complained about.
She is still in custody in New York, and the chances of receiving asylum status are very small.
Apart from the fraud, Anna remained known in the world tabloids for refusing to come to the trial in prison clothes, but hired a fashion designer, which is why, if she had not handcuffed her hands when entering the courtroom, everyone would have thought she changed the court for fashion show. Even after the verdict was handed down, Anna did not show remorse for her actions.
Another series about the life of Ana Sorokin will be filmed, produced by HBO. It is based on the book “My Friend Anna” published by Rachel Williams, who was her friend. The friendship ended when Rachel borrow Ana $62,000 and she never returned the money.
Simon & Schuster and HBO jointly paid her $110,000 for the book and its screenplay, with the possibility of earning at least $ 600,000.
Inventing Anna tv show release date is February 11, 2022 (United States) on Netflix. The series has 9 episodes and the first episode is titled Life of a VIP
I just finished watching another similar true story Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler. Check it out!
Inventing Anna series cast and characters
- Julia Garner as Anna Delvey
- Anna Chlumsky as Vivian Kent
- Arian Moayed as Todd Spodek
- Katie Lowes as Rachel Williams
- Alexis Floyd as Neff Davis
- Anders Holm as Jack
- Anna Deavere Smith as Maud
- Jeff Perry as Lou
- Terry Kinney as Barry
- Laverne Cox as Kacy Duke
- Rebecca Henderson as ADA Catherine McCaw
- Kate Burton as Nora
- Tim Guinee as Paul
- Armand Schultz as Landon Bloom
- Anthony Edwards as Alan Reed
- Caitlin FitzGerald as Mags
- James Cusati-Moyer as Val
- Saamer Usmani as Chase Sikorski
- Marika Domińczyk as Talia Mallay
- Ben Rappaport as Billy McFarland
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