Sony Plans To Film The GameStop Saga And Release It In Theaters

Sony Plans To Film The GameStop Saga And Release It In Theaters
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The GameStop scandal in 2021 that made news across the globe was essentially a fight between Reddit and Wall Street. Now, we will get the opportunity to watch a film that is inspired by the event, and Sony has purchased the rights to do so.

The movie is reportedly going to be called “Dumb Money,” and it will star Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Sebastian Stan, Pete Davidson, and Shailene Woodley. Craig Gillespie will direct the production, as revealed by Deadline (via IGN). It will be based on Ben Mezrich’s book “The Antisocial Network,” which tells the narrative of the GameStop debacle and how people may become billionaires overnight because of a post on Reddit.

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Hence, the movie will be called “The Antisocial Network.” The film “Social Network,” which was adapted from a book by Ben Mezrich titled “The Accidental Billionaires,” is the natural choice for comparison in this scenario.

Josh Greenstein, president of the Motion Picture Group at Sony Pictures, lauded the filmmakers and described the story of Dumb Money as a classic David-versus-Goliath tale of how Wall Street was defeated at its own game. Even though it takes place in our era, the story transcends time.

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Our collaboration with Craig, an accomplished filmmaker on the international stage, fills us with anticipation. An earlier story stated that HBO was also working on its film based on the exact saga, and this was rumored to be the case. On the other hand, the only thing HBO has provided us with so far is a documentary on the subject of “Gaming Wall Street” in two parts, and there has been no update on the movie.

The GameStop affair began with a short post on the r/Wallstreetbets Subreddit for those ignorant of its origins. The blog post explained how Wall Street utilized GameStop as a punching bag and earned money by shorting the company’s stock. To put it another way, shorting is selling stock to buy it again late