**DUMB MONEY: THE FILM THAT CAPTURES THE GAMESTOP SHORT SQUEEZE**
The trailer for Sony’s upcoming film, *Dumb Money*, based on the GameStop short squeeze, demonstrates why movies about real-life stock market incidents have such widespread appeal. This biographical comedy-drama, directed by Craig Gillespie, known for his work on *I, Tonya* and *Cruella*, tells the story of the David vs Goliath-like plot where small-time investors take on the Wall Street establishment.
The film focuses on how a group of amateur investors on the subreddit r/WallStreetBets intentionally inflated GameStop’s struggling stock to manipulate hedge funds and make a profit. It is a dramatized retelling of the events that unfolded and highlights the power dynamics between these different players.
*Dumb Money* boasts an impressive cast, with Paul Dano playing Keith Gill, also known as Roaring Kitty, the driving force behind the movement. Pete Davidson portrays Keith’s brother, Kevin Gill, while Seth Rogan and Nick Offerman take on the roles of Gabe Plotkin and Kenneth C. Griffin, two hedge fund managers involved in the incident. Sebastian Stan, Anthony Ramos, America Ferrera, Shailene Woodley, and Vincent D’Onofrio also feature in the film.
Interestingly, the film is based on the book *The Antisocial Network* by Ben Mezrich, who also wrote *The Accidental Billionaire* which inspired the film *The Social Network*. This connection bodes well for *Dumb Money*, as Mezrich’s previous work successfully made the transition from page to screen.
*Dumb Money* is set to release in the US on September 22nd, although an age rating has not yet been assigned to the film.
*Please note that the information in this article is paraphrased and does not come from The Verge.*