Noah Centineo could take centre stage in Netflix’s reported movie about the GameStop stock saga, as Hollywood prepares to cash in on the unprecedented Wall Street controversy.
The To All The Boys actor is reportedly set to play a ‘major role’ in Netflix’s planned film about the financial drama.
Last week, shares of GameStop became the most traded stock on Earth, above Apple and Tesla, rising in value 1,550% during a battle between small investors on Reddit and established hedge funds.
According to Deadline, Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning screenwriter best known for The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, is in talks to pen the script.
Scott Galloway, the activist and expert on tech issues from the Pivot podcast, is reportedly in talks to consult on the script for the untitled project.
It’s expected that the Netflix movie will focus on how social media has impacted the playing field and allowed small-time investors to challenge traditional gatekeepers of the stock market.
This will reportedly include the short-selling tactics of hedge funds as well as the election fraud allegations controversy and Donald Trump’s tweets, which have been accused of inciting the Capitol riots.
MGM are said to have won the rights to a book proposal by Ben Mezrich about the GameStop trading, following a bidding war.
Until then, movie-lovers can continue to rewatch The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, for an education on the 2007-08 financial crisis.
Christian starred as Michael Burry, a hedge fund manager, who aims to bet against, or short, market-based mortgage-backed securities, for profit.
Elsewhere in the 2015 movie, which won an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, Margot Robbie is seen explaining some particularly complex parts of the situation to viewers from her bathtub, with a glass of bubbly in hand.
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