According to Deadline, Pam & Tommy co-stars Seth Rogen and Sebastian Stan have signed on for the leading roles in Black Bear Pictures’ upcoming Dumb Money film about the 2021 GameStop short squeeze incident. The Batman actor Paul Dano and former Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson have also been cast for the project, which is based on Ben Mezrich’s The Antisocial Network book.
“Black Bear has diamond hands for Dumb Money,” producer Teddy Schwarzman said in a statement. “Lauren & Rebecca have masterfully adapted Ben Mezrich’s exceptional book detailing one of the greatest underdog stories of our time. Craig Gillespie is a tremendous leader with exceptional vision and has assembled a tremendous ensemble. We’re honored to partner with him, Aaron Ryder, and this terrific team in front and behind the camera to bring Dumb Money to audiences everywhere.”
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Dumb Money will be directed by Craig Gillespie, who is also reuniting with Rogen and Stan after directing them in the acclaimed Hulu miniseries. It is written by Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum. Production is expected to begin this October.
“The film tells the story of fortunes won and lost overnight in the David-vs.-Goliath GameStop short squeeze that might have ended up changing Wall Street forever,” reads the synopsis. “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.”
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Dumb Money will be executive produced by Michael Heimler, Friedberg, Andrew Swett, Angelo, Schuker Blum, Mezrich, Johnny Holland, and Kevin Ulrich along with Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss, twin brothers who gained attention for their connection to the making of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook. They were famously played by Armie Hammer in The Social Network.
It is also being produced by Gillespie and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear along with Ryder Picture Company’s Aaron Ryder