Netflix is Making a Wall Street Bets GameStop Movie
Mark Boal, the screenwriter behind Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker is in negotiations to write the film.
Just yesterday we wrote that MGM was working on a movie based on the ongoing Wall Street GameStop saga. MGM acquired the rights to a not-yet-finished book on the recent Wall Street upheaval by Ben Mezrich. Mezrich also wrote The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding Facebook, a Tale Of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal, which was later adapted into The Social Network. However, MGM isn’t the only company that sees potential in the clash between Redditors and hedge funds. According to another exclusive report from Deadline, Netflix is in talks to produce its own Wall Street GameStop stocks movie.
The untitled film already has an all-star team behind it. Netflix is in talks with Mark Boal to write the film. Any movie aficionado should be familiar with Boal’s work, he’s the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Also attached to the project is Noah Centineo. The 24-year-old actor has starred in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Diary. Centineo also has a lead role in the upcoming Black Adam movie, where he’s set to play Atom Smasher. The film will be produced by Makeready CEO Brad Weston, along with Nick Styne of Definition Entertainment, and Mark Sourian.
Much like the movie set to be made by MGM though, it’s not clear where this story will begin and end. Wall Street Bets is still targeting stocks in GameStop, with multiple calls to “hold the line” coming from both Reddit and Twitter. Even the Wolf of Wall Street himself, Jordan Belfort, is taking to social media to tell fellow investors to hold their shares in GameStop.
It’s clear that the battle between Wall Street Bets, the board on Reddit where this whole story started, and Wall Street is not over yet. While MGM and Netflix are the only companies to reveal plans for movies surrounding the topic, it wouldn’t be surprising if more decided to throw their hats in.