Hollywood loves a bandwagon, and the big “Redditors vs. Wall Street” story which has captivated the country after a surge in GameStop stock prices is the latest trend that studios and production companies desperately want to capitalize on. There have been no less than seven projects announced over the past couple of weeks that intend to tackle this subject, so in order to keep it all straight, we’ve created this handy breakdown of every single Wall Street GameStop movie and television show that’s currently in development. And since it seems likely there will be even more movies and/or shows about this announced in the coming days, we’ll continue to update this article with new information as soon as it comes to light.
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Update: Deadline reports that a TV series about the GameStop/Wall Street chaos called To the Moon is now in the works from a new company called Pinky Promise. Writer Noam Tomaschoff has reportedly met with “long-time, active members of the r/WallStreetBets reddit” to ensure they’re getting the details of the story correct, and the show will follow “two roommates laid off from their jobs at GameStop and AMC, who turn Covid into lemonade by using their stimulus checks to dip into the world of day trading. It’s The Big Short meets Reddit, in this chronicle of the movement that grabbed Wall Street by the wallet and chucked it all the way to the moon.” Our original article about the dueling movies in development continues below.
That was fast. Following the very recent news that MGM has acquired the rights to a book proposal called The Antisocial Network in a bidding war, Netflix is now jumping on the bandwagon to make its own movie about the chaos that’s happening on Wall Street right now. That’s right, folks: we’re now staring down the barrel of multiple GameStop stock movies.
But Netflix’s version actually has a writer and star attached: Oscar-winning writer Mark Boal will write the script, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Noah Centineo is on board to lead the cast. And from the sound of it, Netflix’s version will be more wide-ranging than covering just the craziness around GameStop stocks. Read More »