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Dumb Money | September 22, 2023 | Sony | Film about the Gamestop stonk craziness...yes really

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https://deadline.com/2021/01/mgm-ben-mezrichs-the-antisocial-network-wall-street-1234684378/

 

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EXCLUSIVE: Following one of the craziest weeks in Wall Street history, Hollywood already has its sights set on the wild story with a familiar face looking to tell it. Sources tell Deadline that following a competitive situation, MGM has acquired the book proposal The Antisocial Network from New York Times best-selling author Ben Mezrich, which tells one of the biggest news stories of the year, about a ragtag group of amateur investors, gamers, and internet trolls who brought Wall Street to its knees. Even though the story is barely a week old, insiders say Mezrich and his reps took the proposal on the market at the end of the week and by Friday night MGM had moved fast to acquire the rights.

 

 

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https://deadline.com/2021/05/mgm-orange-is-the-new-black-lauren-schuker-blum-rebecca-angelo-gamestop-stock-pic-the-antisocial-network-1234762303/

 

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EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Schuker Blum & Rebecca Angelo have signed on to write MGM’s adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s The Antisocial Network, which tells one of the biggest news stories of the year, about a ragtag group of amateur investors, gamers and Internet trolls who brought Wall Street to its knees. MGM landed the rights to Mezrich’s book proposal back in January, only a week after the true-life story began taking shape on Wall Street with multiple projects following including a Netflix one starring Noah Centineo.

 

The project brings MGM’s Michael DeLuca back together with Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal, which was adapted into the Oscar-winning The Social Network that DeLuca produced.

 

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https://deadline.com/2022/10/sebastian-stan-pete-davidson-gamestop-movie-dumb-money-bought-by-sony-in-big-deal-filming-underway-1235141457/

 

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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has beaten out other suitors to take one of the hottest movie packages off the table, striking a domestic deal and more for Craig Gillespie’s Dumb Money from Black Bear Pictures.

 

This was pretty much the only pre-sale package of scale buyers were buzzing about going into Toronto. Talent were too. The project has attracted A-list cast including Paul DanoSeth Rogen, Sebastian Stan, Pete Davidson and Shailene Woodley. More names will be revealed soon.

 

Sony has committed beyond the U.S., also buying rights in Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, South Africa, India and a handful of Asian markets. I hear their deal is worth close to $20M all in. Tom Rothman’s commitment to theatrical was a big plus during the negotiations, we hear. Sony has steered a bunch of movies to theatrical success since lockdown ended, including Spider-Man No Way Home, Uncharted, Where The Crawdads Sing, Bullet Train and others. The movie will still be available to a bunch of indie distributors in key international markets.

 

Currently in production and based on author Ben Mezrich’s book The Antisocial Network, the movie will tell the story of fortunes made and lost overnight in the David vs Goliath GameStop short squeeze which made headlines far beyond Wall Street last year. Pic will offer an irreverent and scathing portrait of how a loosely affiliated group of amateur investors and internet denizens crushed one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street, thus upending the establishment (for a time, at least).

 

Ryder Picture Company’s Aaron Ryder (Arrival), Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game) and Gillespie are producing. Script was adapted by Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum. I, Tonya director Gillespie is coming off Disney’s Cruella and is booked in for that film’s sequel.

 

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I dig anything I've seen from Craig Gillespie so color me interested.

 

Didn't even know Anthony Ramos is in this, really dig him. Can't help but feel like MCU is gonna waste him in one-off villain role in Ironheart; the man could have been one of the X-Men or something.

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Didn't entirely follow this story when it happened beyond the headlines but this looks to be taking the Big Short approach of being both entertaining and informative (with a talented ensemble for good measure) for those not immersed in the topic. Will see it for sure.

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