It was back in 2021 when the internet was learning all about how a community of Redditors managed to completely disturb the stock market by buying shares of GameStop, and now we’re going to be getting the dramatization with the upcoming movie Dumb Money.
The film is set to come out later this September, and we have our first trailer starring Paul Dano, Nick Offerman, Seth Rogen, Pete Davidson, and Shailene Woodley. Check this out:
Here’s the story description:
Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall videogame store) into the world’s hottest company. In the middle of everything is regular guy Keith Gill (Paul Dano), who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock and posting about it. When his social posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets rich – until the billionaires fight back, and both sides find their worlds turned upside down.
The film is directed by Craig Gillespie who also brought us movies like I, Tonya and Cruella. While there have already been several documentaries and essays about what went down with the GameStop short squeeze, it’s going to be interesting to see the events actually dramatized in a movie.
I don’t expect them to be 100 percent accurate, but I’m hoping the film manages to easily explain the events without the audience getting lost in a lot of the stock market jargon (looking at you, The Big Short).
Watch out for Dumb Money when it comes to cinemas on Sept. 22.