The COVID-19 pandemic will forever go down in human history as one of the most impactful periods. Even though we have largely moved on from it, its effects are still far-reaching several years later.
One of the things many people will remember from that era is the GameStop fiasco. Now, more than two years after the events which threatened Wall Street's very existence, Sony Pictures has released the first trailer of its adaptation of the story for the big screen.
If your memory of the event is hazy, the film's official synopsis should refresh it and supply the basic facts of the case:
Dumb Money' is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall videogame store) into the world's hottest company.
Dumb Money is a story about how the common man took on the whales of Wall Street in a battle that will be spoken about in financial circles for a long time to come.
The events, happening as the world was recovering from the shock of the pandemic, showed what's possible when average individuals band together for a common goal.
If there was one lesson from the GameStop fiasco, it is that the global financial system is broken. Two years on, and it doesn't seem like much has changed.
This is hardly surprising as, if there is anything common to most people, it is that we are almost always hesitant to choose the hard option even if it is the correct one.
Dumb Money features some of the best actors that Hollywood has to offer, including Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Shailene Woodley, Anthony Ramos, Seth Rogen, Sebastian Stan, and Nick Offerman.
Craig Gillespie, popular for his work on Cruella and I, Tonya, helms the film based on a screenplay by Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum. Gillespie also served as one of the film's producers alongside Aaron Ryder and Teddy Schwarzman.
Dumb Money is based on a true life story. It tells this story from the perspectives of the people involved, as written in the book The Antisocial Network by Ben Mezrich.
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Dumb Money is slated for release on September 22.