Remember that GameStop thing? The stocks were way down, then they went way up and everyone lost their minds for a little bit. Some very shady dealings went down on Robinhood while hedge fund managers tried to argue that none of this was fair. As the dust is at least temporarily settled, it’s not entirely clear what, if anything, really happened. It’s not like GameStop suddenly became more valuable as a company, and yet it also did? It’s a little hard to explain. Maybe a movie could help us make sense of it. That, at least, appears to be the working theory of Mark Boal, who wrote Hurt Locker and will now be writing a movie about what happened last week on the stock market.
That’s all it takes to get a movie greenlit these days, at a time when Hollywood is mostly just twiddling its thumbs, hoping America figures out how to go movie theaters again. This one is a little weird because we don’t exactly know the ending of this particular story yet but, hey, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. For now, we’ve got To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’s Noah Centineo attached to play a role and the Pivot podcast’s Scott Galloway on hand as a consultant. The movie will be based on a book …uh, proposal from Ben Mezrich, who wrote The Accidental Billionaires — which formed the skeleton for David Fincher’s The Social Network movie about the rise of Facebook.
That’s about all we know. Literally, it’s about all anyone knows at the moment.