EXCLUSIVE: GameStop is the gift given to the entertainment business over and over again. The latest project on the financial saga is presented in a documentary.
XTR, the company behind it You can’t kill David Arquette and Bloody nose, empty pocketshas teamed up with directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci on a project.
Temple and Ingrasci, who run the Doc production company Optimist, are the filmmakers behind it Five years north and HBOs The undocumented attorney.
You have already started production and started interviewing key players behind the scenes and are starting to raise funds through Kickstarter.
A number of scripting projects follow – it has been announced that Netflix is in talks to make a film that Mark Boal is negotiating and Noah Centineo will play a major role, and MGM has acquired the rights to Ben Mezrichs Book proposal The anti-social network. Jamie Rogozinski, the founder of Reddits WallStreetBets, has reportedly sold his life story to RatPac Entertainment.
It’s the latest development in one of the craziest weeks on Wall Street when a group of amateur investors, gamers, and internet trolls brought them to their knees over the stocks of the computer game retailer.
Temple and Ingrasci said the untitled Gamitop documentary would tell the story of “hope, greed, and manipulation.”
XTR founder Bryn Mooser will produce together with Justin Lacob, the development manager of XTR, marking the company’s second project after the 2015 documentary. Salam neighbor. Jenna Kelly produces.
“This story is still evolving daily,” said Temple. “And it’s so important to have a strong, nuanced documentary that can capture this milestone from the perspective of the key people and forces that shape it as it unfolds.”
Lacob added, “The Robinhood GameStop saga is emerging as one of the most exciting stories of the year, with far-reaching implications for the future of financial markets and America’s aversion to standard institutional investors. Much like the Fyre Festival, America is intrigued by these events and we are pleased to give the audience a full picture, especially as it continues. “