Last year’s GameStop meme stock phenomenon is making its way to the big screen! “Saturday Night Live” alum Pete Davidson, “There Will Be Blood” actor Paul Dano, “Pineapple Express” star Seth Rogen and Marvel Cinematic Universe regular Sebastian Stan are set to star in “Dumb Money.”
That’s right – Seth Rogen, Sebastian Stan and Pete Davidson are to be started in the movie ‘Dumb Money’. The upcoming film is about last year’s GameStop stock market explosion.
The movie will be directed by Craig Gillespie, and is set to begin this September. Rebecca Angelo & Lauren Schuker Blum are collaborating with Ryder Picture Company’s Aaron Ryder, Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and Gillespie.
Per the report, Black Bear Pictures will fully finance the film. They will also be handling the foreign distribution rights. Sales for the feature will be launched at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival this September. UTA Independent Film Group will represent the U.S. rights to the feature
Dumb Money plot:
As per news, ‘Dumb Money will focus on the January 2021 ‘Short Squeeze’ movement around GameStop. It’s supposed to be like a space where users of the Reddit page “Wall Street Bets” banded together to artificially increase the stock values of video game retail chain GameStop, which suffered from lagging stock prices for years.
The situation actually resulted in major hedge funds. As a result, independent short sellers started taking significant financial losses, and it caused calls for more regulation of the stock market. Dumb Money plot’s filming is set to begin this September.
The Actors’ Upcoming Projects:
Paul Dano will be seen in Steven Spielberg’s coming-of-age drama The Fabelmans in November and the sci-fi drama Spaceman. He most recently played the Riddler in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
Rogen will co-star with Dano in The Fablemans. He recently appeared in Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers. Stan is currently filming A Different Man. The actor is best known for playing Bucky Barnes in Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Meanwhile, Pete Davidson, who recently quit Saturday Night Live after eight seasons, starred in the A24 slasher film Bodies Bodies Bodies this summer. He will appear with Kaley Cuoco in the romantic comedy Meet Cute this fall. He is currently filming the Peacock comedy series Bupkis, starring alongside Joe Pesci and Edie Falco.