Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Sebastian Stan, Pete Davidson Join Movie About Reddit-GameStop Stock Rise

GameStop’s stock price rose in 2021 when traders in the Reddit forum r/WallStreetBets banded together, resulting in grief from short sellers betting against the video game company and hoping that its stocks would fall. Now we’re getting a movie about that called Dumb Money with Craig Gillespie (Cruella) directing. Today, Black Bear Pictures announced the cast of the film including Paul Dano (The Batman), Seth Rogen (Pam & Tommy), Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Endgame) and Pete Davidson (The Suicide Squad).

Principal photography will begin in October 2022.

About Dumb Money

Dumb Money tells the story of fortunes won and lost overnight in the David-vs.-Goliath GameStop short squeeze that may have ended up changing Wall Street forever. It offers a gripping portrayal of how a loosely affiliated group of private investors and internet trolls on a subreddit called WallStreetBets took down one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street, firing the first shot in a revolution that threatened to upend the establishment.

Dumb Luck is written by Rebecca Angelo & Lauren Schuker Blum and is based on The Antisocial Network by Ben Mezrich

Author Mezrich also wrote The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into The Social Network film starring Andrew Garfield and directed by David Fincher.

Ryder Picture Company’s Aaron Ryder (Arrival), Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman (I Care A Lot, The Imitation Game) and Gillespie will produce.

Executive producers include Michael Heimler, John Friedberg, Andrew Swett, Angelo, Schuker Blum, Mezrich, Johnny Holland, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss and Kevin Ulrich. Black Bear Pictures is fully financing, with Black Bear International handling the foreign distribution rights and launching sales at the Toronto International Film Festival. UTA Independent Film Group is representing the U.S. rights to the film.

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