Whatever else one might say about the Trillion Dollar Coin, it would certainly set the stage for the ultimate heist movie.
Maybe an “American Buffalo” needs Mamet, but this would write itself. In my version, a disgruntled Treasury worker swallows the coin, then goes on a hunger strike, holding the economy hostage until his demands are satisfied.
Also, it better be pretty big. Otherwise all hell would break loose if someone accidentally dropped it somewhere…. [...]