Well, that was fast.
Despite the GameStop debacle still unfolding, Netflix has already commissioned a film about what’s currently going down on Wall Street, starring Noah Centineo.
According to Deadline, Netflix is in talks to make an untitled film about GameStop, and Mark Boal is in negotiations to write. Boal is the oscar-award winning writer of Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit, and The Hurt Locker.
Noah Centineo has been cast in an untitled film about the Wall Street chaos from GameStop’s stock skyrocketing due to Reddit.
It will be released by Netflix with Mark Boal in talks to write the script.
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— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) February 1, 2021
Journalist, activist, New York University professor and tech issue expert, Scott Galloway is also in talks to consult on the script. The only star attached to the film is Noah Centineo. Centineo is known mainly for his role as Peter Kavinsky in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy on Netflix, and his role as Jesus Adams on The Fosters. It is not yet known what his role will be in the GameStop project.
Also according to Deadline, the intention behind the film is to use the GameStop episode as a way to shine a light on the phenomenon concerning how social media has levelled social playing fields and allowed the masses to challenge status quo gatekeepers, for good and bad.
no because who looks at the gamestop stock market situation and goes “hm. this would be good as a netflix movie. call up noah centineo NOW”
— char (@alterego) February 1, 2021
You may think a film about Stonks could be pretty boring. However, plenty of films about the stock market crash of ’08 like The Big Short and Margin Call manage to make the topic compelling with A+ performances and engaging film techniques like breaking the fourth wall, and hot celebrity cameos.
At any rate, a GameStop film (perhaps done in the fourth wall breaking style of The Big Short) would be very handy. I for one have read several op-eds and reports on the ongoing GameStop phenomenon and have yet to gain a single substantial clue what is happening. A film starring a cute young man explaining what in the ever living hell a hedge fund is, and he plans to ruin it would, in the very least be educational.
I’ve seen the Big Short twice, let me buy GameStonks
— kendrick kubrick slider (@tourmyville) January 27, 2021