EXCLUSIVE: GameStop is the gift that never ceases to give the entertainment industry with a background paper the latest on-going project on the financial saga.
XTR, the company behind You can’t kill David Arquette and Bloody nose, empty pockets, teamed up with directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci on a project.
Temple and Ingrasci, who run documentary production company Optimist, are the filmmakers behind Five years in the north and HBO The lawyer without papers.
They’ve already started production and started interviews with key players behind the scenes and are starting to raise money through Kickstarter.
It follows a number of on-going scripted projects – Deadline revealed Netflix is in talks to make a movie Mark Boal is in negotiations to write and Noah Centineo will be keen to play a major role and MGM has acquired the rights of Ben Mezrich. book proposal The Antisocial Network. Jamie Rogozinski, the founder of Reddit’s WallStreetBets also reported that he sold his story to RatPac Entertainment.
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It marks the latest development in one of the craziest weeks on Wall Street, where a group of amateur investors, gamers, and internet trolls brought it to its knees on computer game store stock.
Temple and Ingrasci said that The Untitled Gamestop Documentary would tell the story of “hope, greed and manipulation”.
XTR Founder Bryn Mooser will lead production alongside XTR Development Manager Justin Lacob, marking the company’s second project after the 2015 documentary, Neighbor of Salam. Jenna Kelly produces.
“This story is still evolving daily. And it’s so important to have a strong, nuanced documentary that can capture this defining moment as it unfolds, through the perspective of the people and the key forces that shape it, ”said Chris Temple.
“The Robinhood GameStop saga is shaping up to be one of the most exciting stories of the year with profound consequences for the future of financial markets and America’s distaste for standard institutional investors,” the producer added. executive, Justin Lacob. “Like the Fyre Festival, America is infatuated with these events and we’re excited to give audiences the big picture, especially as it continues to unfold.