Cineworld Takes The Highest of Stakes to UK & Ireland Cinemas


Documentary About Cryptocurrency, Controversial HEX Token and its Founder Richard Heart to Screen at Select Cineworld Theatres in UK and Ireland Following August 4 US Debut

New York, New York (August 3, 2023)—Muse Storytelling announced today that their new documentary THE HIGHEST OF STAKES, about the controversial HEX token and its founder Richard Heart, will premiere in the UK and Ireland on August 18, following its limited national release in 40 Regal theatres across the US on August 4. The film will be screened in select Cineworld theatres in 12 markets including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Dublin, with more theatres to come. This announcement comes on the day the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has sued Richard Schueler—aka Richard Heart—for allegedly engaging in the sale of unregistered securities. See their filing here.

The 12 UK/Irish markets are:
• Ashton
• Birmingham Broad Street
• Glasgow Renfrew Street
• Leeds
• Newcastle
• Nottingham
• Sheffield
• Wandsworth (London)
• Basildon
• Cardiff
• Dublin
• Edinburgh

THE HIGHEST OF STAKES follows the journey of Heart, the top hat wearing, no-bullsh*t-talking, Louis Vuitton-collecting creator of HEX coin, which grew 10,000x in value and subsequently plummeted during the financial market crash of 2022. Throughout that time, Heart raised a staggering $1 billion from the devoted HEX community in “sacrifices” to develop his latest product.

THE HIGHEST OF STAKES delves deep into the intricate world of cryptocurrency, scams, and crypto’s potential impact on the future of finance through several different lenses. It portrays an enthralling narrative through the diverse experiences of its characters—from Richard Heart to a veteran crypto investor weathering tumultuous financial shifts, a zealous HEX community member, and a rookie testing the waters by investing his family’s life savings into HEX. Complementing these perspectives are expert insights from a distinguished cryptocurrency professor and a certified fraud investigator.

Directed by Patrick Moreau (The Britto Doc, The New Hustle, #standwithme) and Grant Peelle (#standwithme, I’m Fine, Thanks), THE HIGHEST OF STAKES provides an insightful lens into the early stages of cryptocurrency. Filming commenced in August 2021 and concluded in June 2023, encapsulating a period marked by industry turmoil, soaring financial successes, devastating losses, and the inherent risk of scams. The film provides a snapshot of the volatile evolution of digital finance where it is said, “If you get this right, you never have to work another day in your life, but if you get it wrong you lose everything.”

“This is the _Tiger King_of crypto—a larger-than-life, can’t look away type character who brings an entertaining edge to an important discussion around the cryptocurrency space,” says director Patrick Moreau. “Crypto and blockchain will take up a large space in the future of humanity, yet so few people understand the space, something that we hope this film will help to shift. To that end, we’re excited to create the rare opportunity to have this documentary premiere in select Regal and Cineworld theatres.”
Learn more about how to attend a US, UK, or Irish screening of THE HIGHEST OF STAKES at,, or

Muse Storytelling is an Emmy-award winning collective of storytellers who believe that one must guide the heart to move the mind—and it’s through emotionally moving narratives that they look to drive action and change. The Muse team believes that when they share the real experience of another person in just the right way, they’re able to transport the audience into their shoes, into their world, and in so doing, shift their perspective. Muse Storytelling has developed a scientifically driven storytelling process that has been used to teach filmmakers in over 100 countries across the globe how to tell powerful stories. This process has previously been presented to organizations such as the United Nations, YouTube, and storytellers at SXSW. They are currently in production for their newest documentary, THE BRITTO DOC, a biopic on renowned artist Romero Britto.

Running Time: 90 Minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.4:1
Sound: Gamma (for theatrical)
Camera: RED Raptor, Komodo

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