Emmy-nominated actress Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) has signed on to join Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Sebastian Stan, and Pete Davidson in Craig Gillespie‘s GameStop movie Dumb Money.
Dumb Money tells the gripping story of fortunes won and lost overnight in the David-vs.-Goliath GameStop short squeeze that may have ended up changing Wall Street forever. It examines how a loosely affiliated group of private investors and internet trolls on a subreddit called WallStreetBets took down one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street, firing the first shot in a revolution that threatened to upend the establishment.
Dumb Money is based on the book The Antisocial Network by bestselling author Ben Mezrich, who provided the source material for David Fincher‘s classic The Social Network. Screenwriters Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum adapted the book for Black Bear Pictures and the Ryder Picture Company, whose Aaron Ryder will produce alongside Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and Gillespie. Principal photography is currently underway.
Angelo, Schuker Blum, and Mezrich will executive produce alongside Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss (yes, the Winklevoss twins!), as well as John Friedberg, Michael Heimler, Johnny Holland, Andrew Swett, and Kevin Ulrich. Black Bear Pictures is fully financing the project, with Black Bear International handling the foreign distribution rights. UTA Independent Film Group is representing the U.S. rights to the film.
Woodley is a talented actress who is best known for her roles in The Fault in Our Stars, The Descendants, The Spectacular Now, and the Divergent franchise, not to mention her Emmy-nominated turn in HBO’s Big Little Lies. More recently, she produced and starred in the Netflix movie The Last Letter From Your Lover, and she recently wrapped production on the thriller Misanthrope, which she produced alongside Ryder, as well as the Showtime series Three Women.
Woodley, who is currently filming Michael Mann’s Ferrari, is represented by Hyperion and Range Media Partners.