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Competing GameStop movies in the works on Netflix and MGM

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As if two different GameStop action movies weren’t enough, Deadline reports that a limited-edition TV series is also in the works from industry newcomer Pinky Promise. Tentatively titled “To The Moon,” the limited series is in development and will cover the r / WallStreetBets drama. This is the third Wall Street News project to go into development with the other two being films.

The first is an MGM film based on a book proposal from The Social Network’s inspirational author, and the other film will be from Netflix with Noah Centineo written by The Hurt Locker writer.

Original story: A little after MGM announced a GameStop action movie from the author of the book The Social Network was based on, Netflix is ​​coming up with its own stock movie GameStop.

Due date reports that Netflix speaks with The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty writer Mark Boal to write a movie based on the great financial conundrum. To all the boys I’ve loved before, star Noah Centineo is also committed to playing a major role in the film.

Centineo will also be seen in the upcoming Black Adam movie starring Dwayne Johnson as Atom Smasher.

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Netflix also brought in NYU Professor Scott Galloway to serve as a consultant on the script. Galloway tweeted about the GameStop inventory situation from his personal Twitter account.

MGM has previously announced that it has acquired the rights to the film for a book proposal from New York Times author Ben Mezrich called The Antisocial Network. Mezrich presented the book proposal last week and MGM bought the rights to the film on Friday.

Mezrich teams up with MGM’s Michael DeLuca who worked with him to adapt Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, in the movie The Social Network directed by David Fincher .

GameStop’s stock prices surged In recent weeks, from around $ 3 per share in 2020 to over 1700% as short sellers grapple with the r / WallStreetBets subreddit in the financial industry.

Other underperforming stocks like AMC and BlackBerry have also increased on the backs of Reddit day traders.

The The story of GameStop action rocked Wall Street and financial watchers and has been called by the media a David vs. Goliath story. And given that intense interest, writers and filmmakers are moving fast to capitalize on what is arguably one of the most important and weirdest stories of 2021.

Matt TM Kim is a reporter for IGN.

(Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)


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