Filmmaker Craig Gillespie‘s upcoming “Dumb Money” film about the GameStop short squeeze of 2021 has an official release date. Gillespie (“Pam & Tommy, “I, Tonya,” and “Cruella“) will bring the story of the GameStop short squeeze to life. Based on the book “The Antisocial Network” by Ben Mezrich, the film is said to be scathing, funny, and emotional. It will closely follow the true story of how a group of amateur investors and internet denizens upended Wall Street.
“Dumb Money” boasts an impressive cast including Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Sebastian Stan, Pete Davidson, Shailene Woodley, and Dane DeHaan. Vincent D’Onofrio, Anthony Ramos, America Ferrera, Myah’la Herrold, Nick Offerman, and Talia Ryder are also involved.
Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum penned the script. Aaron Ryder, Teddy Schwarzman, and Gillespie are producing. Michael Heimler, John Friedberg, Andrew Swett, Angelo, Blum and Mezrich are executive producing, along with Johnny Holland, Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss, and Kevin Ulrich.
Sony Pictures holds the distribution rights in the U.S., Latin America, Scandinavi and Eastern Europe. Additionally, they also have distribution rights for South Africa, India, and select Asian markets.
“Dumb Money” is set to hit theaters on October 20th 2023, and is already expected to be a major awards contender.