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Pete Davidson and Paul Dano lead ‘Dumb Money’, a film about the GameStop stock saga

Pete Davidson, Paul Dano and Seth Rogan are Reddit investors turned millionaires in film 'Dumb Money'

For the closeted Paul Dano fans among us, we carry with us important news. The actor has a new comedy-drama film titled Dumb Money on the way, so the drought since last year's The Fabelmans and 2020's The Batman is over. Not only that, but Dano will be joined by Pete Davidson and Seth Rogen. Perhaps this will be the film that finally scores Dano the elusive Oscar nomination that's evaded him since his breakout performance in 2006's Little Miss Sunshine? Only time will tell.

What is Dumb Money going to be about?

Dumb Money is a film that follows the wild yet true story of a YouTuber named Keith Gill (portrayed by Dano). Gill's claim to fame – for those who remember – is that he was the man who brought Wall Street to its knees, sinking his life savings into video game retailer GameStop's stocks and posting about it online. Subsequently, Gill caused an internet stock trading frenzy that saw private investors and internet trolls get rich on the scheme, sending Wall Street bigwigs into a meltdown and turning the video-game retailer GameStop into the world's hottest company.

The script for the film was written based on the 2021 book The Antisocial Network by Ben Mezrich. It sounds like if you're a fan of The Big Short or The Social Network, this film might be right up your alley.

Who is in the Dumb Money cast list?

There's a pretty stacked cast list alongside Dano. As mentioned Seth Rogan and Pete Davidson will star, as well as Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan and Shailene Woodley.

Watch the trailer

Watch the hot-off-the-press first trailer for the film below.

When will Dumb Money be released?

It's looking like Dumb Money is set to be released in Australian cinemas on 19 October 2023. It may be a full month after its overseas release, but we'll take what we can get I suppose.


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