It had only been a week and a half since the GameStop share price rally started threatening the United States Wall Street hedge funds that had bed against it all because of a Reddit message board decided to boost the share prices of struggling companies.
Insiders have claimed that film industry giants including Netflix Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. have already started making plans to turn this into a movie.
Apparently, Netflix is in talks with screenwriter Mark Boal, to create a movie that would possibly star the 24-year old actor, Noah Centineo.
At Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., plans are being made to work with the soon-to-be-released manuscript titled “The Antisocial Network” by Ben Mezrich about the GameStop happening. The studio was quick to act and even acquired the rights to the book. Mr Mezrich has already had success with his previous books about real-life events which later on went to be adapted into films. “21″ and “The Social Network, were the names of movies that were adapted from his books.
This isn’t the first time when Hollywood had decided to make a movie out of an economic disaster at Wall Street. This movie is likely to join the hoard of successful Wall Street movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “The Big Short”, “The Rogue Trader”, and many more. Now both companies must move quickly to secure directors and a cast because getting there first can discourage competitors from pursuing similar projects. In today’s streaming ecosystem, there is more competition than ever to lure subscribers with buzzy titles that feel as timely as possible.