Anna Sorokin, the convicted con artist who glided by the identify Anna Delvey, topic of a viral New York magazine story and inspiration for the Netflix collection Inventing Anna, is reportedly engaged on her subsequent act: a actuality TV collection.
The Russian-born former “Soho grifter”, who’s at present beneath home arrest after overstaying her visa, will host “celebrities, moguls and glitterati” for dinner events in her Manhattan residence for an unscripted collection tentatively titled Delvey’s Dinner Club, in line with an announcement from producers on Wednesday. Sorokin, who simply turned 32, was launched from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) detention final October after overstaying her visa; she already accomplished her sentence for her 2019 conviction for tried grand larceny.
The unscripted collection, produced by an organization known as Butternut, purports to observe Sorokin focus on together with her “esteemed” visitors such subjects as her legal previous, her repute as a con artist, her makes an attempt at picture rehab and her isolation attributable to home arrest.
“There’s nothing like the experience of bringing together a curated group of friends to share life stories and enjoy a great culinary experience,” Sorokin stated in press release for the collection. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Wheelhouse and Butternut to bring my vision to a wider audience and share a glimpse of the real Anna Delvey.”
Sorokin served almost 5 years in jail for ripping off about $200,000 from buyers whereas posing as a faux heiress. Her exploits and tumbling home of playing cards had been detailed in a 2018 story by journalist Jessica Pressler for New York journal, which served as the premise for the Netflix series Inventing Anna, from super-producer Shonda Rhimes. Netflix paid a reported $320,000 to Sorokin for the rights to her identify in Inventing Anna, although the majority of the payday went to restitution, taxes and authorized charges.
Sorokin told Page Six that dream visitors for the upcoming collection embrace the secretary of homeland safety, Alejandro Mayorkas, Madonna, Elon Musk, Serbian artist Marina Abramović, lawyer and former secretary of state Cyrus Vance, writer Ottessa Moshfegh and disgraced (and at present beneath home arrest for fraud prices) crypto CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
“It’s often said the best way to get to know someone is to share a meal with them,” stated Butternut’s CEO, Courtney White, the previous president of Food Network. “We’re all desperate to know who Anna really is. Delvey’s Dinner Club will reveal the actual woman behind everything we’ve read and watched about Anna. She is breaking her story in her own words and we believe she will defy viewers’ expectations.”
The present might be produced partially by Wheelhouse Entertainment, which was created in a partnership with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. The present doesn’t at present have a platform, and producers are courting all unscripted consumers.