Sony and Black Bear’s GameStop doc Dumb Money just expanded its cast with the additions of Vincent D’Onofrio, Anthony Ramos and Dane DeHaan Deadline reports. They join Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Sebastian Stan and Pete Davidson, under the direction of Craig Gillespie (Cruella, I, Tonya).
The film tells the story of fortunes gained and lost virtually overnight in the GameStop short that happened last year. It was such big news that even WWE wrote a gimmick for a character around it. What happened was that GameStop’s stock price exploded in part due to investors on Reddit’s Wall Street Bets subreddit and other forums aimed at institutional investors “shorting” the action simply on the basis of a joke. Similar movies have been made about this financial maneuver, including The Big Short, which focused on the 2008 stock market crash.
The film is based on Ben Mezrich’s book, The Antisocial Network. Mezrich’s work has served as the basis for a handful of successful adaptations. His previous work Bringing Down The House was adapted for the 2008 drama 21 starring Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess and Laurence Fishburne. His most notable book, The Accidental Billionaires, told the story of Facebook’s founding and ultimately won three Oscars, including Best Adapted Screenplay.
If you’re unfamiliar with Ramos, he’s probably best known for his performance in Tony-winning Broadway musical and pop sensation Hamilton, playing both John Laurens and the tragic Philip Hamilton. He regularly transitions into film and was recently seen in Jon Chu’s In the Heights, another Broadway adaptation. He’s currently working on Marvel’s Ironheart, making his MCU introduction as the supernatural villain, the Hood, for Disney+.
There is no announced release date or production start for Dumb Money.
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