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Dumb Money, director Craig Gillespie’s upcoming movie in regards to the infamous GameStop quick squeeze, has discovered its main forged.

According to Deadline, Dumb Money will star Paul Dano (The Batman), Seth Rogen (Superbad, The Boys), Sebastian Stan (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Pam & Tommy) and Pete Davidson (The Suicide Squad, Saturday Night Live). Rogen and Stan not too long ago starred as Rand Gauthier and Tommy Lee, respectively, in Gillespie’s Hulu unique sequence Pam & Tommy. Stan additionally portrayed Jeff Gillooly within the director’s 2017 movie I, Tonya.

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Moreover, Stan is understood for his function as Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Meanwhile, Dano not too long ago acquired a lot approval for his function as major antagonist Edward Nashton/the Riddler in director Matt Reeves’ standalone DC movie The Batman. As far because the DC Extended Universe is worried, actor and comic Davidson performed Blackguard in James Gunn’s 2021 movie The Suicide Squad.

Power to the Players

Gillespie — who has additionally helmed such movies as Fright Night and Cruella — signed on to direct the then-untitled Dumb Money for MGM this previous April. The movie relies on Ben Mezrich’s e-book The Antisocial Network: The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders That Brought Wall Street to Its Knees. Interestingly, Mezrich beforehand penned The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, which served as the idea for director David Fincher’s award-winning 2010 movie The Social Network.

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Principal images on Dumb Money is presently slated to start this October. Per Deadline, the movie “gives a gripping portrayal of how a loosely affiliated group of personal traders and web trolls on a subreddit referred to as WallStreetBets took down one of many greatest hedge funds on Wall Street, firing the primary shot in a revolution that threatened to upend the institution.”

Of course, Dumb Money is not the one scripted movie in regards to the GameStop quick squeeze presently within the works. Around the identical time MGM started creating the movie, Netflix started creating its personal movie on the topic, with Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) in talks to pen the script and Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) in talks to star. Additionally, director Jonah Tulis helmed a documentary on the occasion, titled GameStop: Rise of the Players, which launched in theaters this previous January. HBO Max later launched its personal documentary miniseries, Gaming Wall Street.

Source: Deadline



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