The devil works hard, but Netflix works harder! As per usual, Netflix's finger is firmly planted on the pulse - the result of which has rendered a film or production for so many events that have transpired in the past year or so, like its pandemic-themed Death to 2020 film, or a miniseries on queen of scams, Anna Delvey. Now, with one of the most monumental moments for both the stock market, Reddit users, and GameStop in history transpiring as I write, Netflix is cooking up a film around the entire debacle.
Deadline reports that Netflix is in talks to make an untitled film chronicling the battle between Redditor's and Hedge funds with Mark Boal in the negotiations to write. The Oscar winning screenwriter of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty will allegedly use the GameStop episode "as a specific way to shine a light on the phenomenon of how social media has levelled the playing field and allowed the masses to challenge status quo gatekeepers, for good and bad."
Golden boy of Netflix Noah Centineo will reportedly be attached to play a major role, of course (did you expect anyone else?). Alongside Boal and Centineo, NYU professor, activist, journalist and Pivot podcaster Scott Galloway is in talks to consult on the script, with Makeready founder/CEO Brad Weston, Definition Entertainment’s Nick Styne, and Mark Sourian aboard as producers.
The streaming service has not given any further comment at this time, but we are looking forward to hearing more about the chaotic production as the process unfolds. Perhaps we will finally begin to wrap our heads around the situation at-large by then? Only time will tell, I guess! Below, a meme in solidarity with those who don't understand.
For those who really DO want to understand, though, you can find more thorough information on the GameStop Saga via the New York Times.
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