The trailer for “Dumb Money” showcases GameStop’s Short Squeeze Saga

Sony Pictures presented the first trailer for the “Stupid Money”, the dramatized film version of the GameStop Short Squeeze saga that dominated the media in 2021. The film comes from “I, Tonya” and “Cruella” director Craig Gillespie.

The film will hit theaters this September and boasts an all-star cast. You can watch the trailer below:

DUMB MONEY - Official Trailer (HD)

Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Pete Davidson and Vincent D’Onofrio Star in ‘Dumb Money’ from GameStop Short Squeeze

The upcoming comedy stars Paul Dano (“The Batman,” “The Fabelmans”), Seth Rogen, Pete Davidson, Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan, Dane DeHaan and Shailene Woodley. Gillespie is directing from a screenplay by Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo. The movie is based on the book “The Antisocial Network” written by Ben Mezrich.

The new feature reframes the incident as a “David vs. Goliath fable,” where a few blue-collar, average, everyday people pulled the rug out from under wealthy Wall Street financial brokers and hedge fund CEOs by turning the game retailer GameStop into a GameStop company. one of the hottest stocks in the world. Dano plays a married YouTuber, Keith Gill, aka “Roaring Kitty,” who sinks all his savings into GameStop stock and posts about it. After his social media posts went viral, he changed his life and those around him.

Seth Rogen at a special screening of Universal Pictures, Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment's 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' in Los Angeles

After Gill’s influence on GameStop stock becomes a social movement, Wall Street financial gurus try to fight back, turning both worlds upside down. The film appears to document Gill testifying about the incident before Congress. Marvel Cinematic Universe star Stan also makes a brief appearance in the trailer. He plays the founder and CEO of the infamous Robinhood, Vlad Tenev. In real life, Robinhood once blocked users from buying GameStop stock on their app, leading to widespread criticism and a class-action lawsuit filed against Robinhood.

Rogen, Offerman and D’Onofrio play the film’s CEOs of Wall Street hedge fund managers, wealthy individuals who try to subvert the system and control the stock market. Woodley plays Gill’s character’s wife, while Davidson plays his brother. Ferrera and Ramos also appear to be portraying blue-collar workers who also participated in GameStop’s investment and made a fortune outpacing Wall Street hedge fund managers.

Pete Davidson is seen yawning shopping in Manhattan's trendy Soho district

It seems like a clever set up as the film frames the story as working class people making money and outsmarting white collar Wall Street types, and Dano seems like he’s going to be the film’s everyman hero. Filmmaker Gillespie was a rising star in “I, Tonya,” a biopic about real-life figure skater Tonya Harding, and Disney’s “Cruella,” starring Emma Stone. He also directed several episodes of the prolific Hulu miniseries “Pam & Tommy,” which documents the sex tape scandal between Pamela Anderson and her ex-husband Tommy Lee. Gillespie, who starred in “Pam & Tommy,” will reteam with Offerman, Rogen and Stan in his latest film.

“Dumb Money” opens in theaters on September 22.

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