Do you remember when a bunch of Reddit users managed to crank up GameStop stock? If you thought the real-life drama was funny, well, we have the movie for you. The whole saga is getting the screen treatment in the new Sony film, Dumb Money.
Check out the trailer below.
Here’s the official synopsis from Sony:
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 also features quite a few notable stars, including Pete Davidson, Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley and Seth Rogen.
Dumb Money comes from writers Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo. It also draws on the book The Antisocial Network by Ben Mezrich. Craig Gillespie directs.
In addition to the trailer, you can check out first look images from the movie below.
Dumb Money premieres exclusively in movie theaters September 22.
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