The Wall Street vs Reddit GameStop mess is already set to be made into not one, not two, but three Hollywood projects because, of course it is. One of the biggest stock market stories in recent memory is going to become two different films from MGM and Netflix, and on top of that, a limited TV series is also on the way.
This was inevitable, wasn't it? There was no way this wasn't going to happen - conceptually it's a Hollywood executive's dream. It's like watching David and Goliath in action. An internet community against some of the wealthiest people to ever live in a world still obsessed with films like The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short. It's just the perfect combination of elements for a blockbuster Oscar-nominated hit. So it's no wonder that three different projects have been spotted in the last few days - and one has even cast a lead actor already.
So what are the differences between the three projects? We can start with the first that was spotted - the MGM film. A proposed book from Ben Mezrich, the author who wrote The Social Network and Bitcoin Billionaires, had the right to a movie purchased by MGM. And to make matters better, the book's current title is The Antisocial Network. We're not quite sure why it's being pegged as anti-social, Reddit isn't exactly an ultra hostile platform, and it's not the opposite of The Social Network Facebook story is it? But I guess it's just a satisfying title when it comes to perking up film buff's ears. According to GameSpot, Ben Mezrich wants Elon Musk and Dave Portnoy to play themselves in the film too which would be suitably bizarre.
Next, we have the Netflix project. Netflix is also making a film, but this time the person tackling the storytelling is Mark Boal, the writer behind The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Noah Centineo, who was in To All The Boy's I've Loved Before is already set to star in this version of events - playing one of the Reddit users obviously, rather than someone at Wall Street. According to Deadline, this film will aim to show viewers how social media has helped ordinary people challenge the status quo - for better or for worse.
And finally, there's the series in the works from The Pinky Promise Project which is, according to Deadline, going to be called To The Moon. The team have apparently already met with a few key players in the story and are fast-tracking production for the story to come to life. They seem to be trying to keep this series close to the Redditors who were involved to make it as "correct" as possible and will follow the story from more than one perspective.
So to conclude - one is like The Social Network but with Elon Musk, one is a more dramatic interpretation of the effect social media can have on the status quo, and the last is a series trying to capture the story as closely as it can, got it. We can't wait to see them all and see how Hollywood interprets the story. If you're still confused about exactly what happened with the Wall Street mess, you can have a look at our very helpful explanation.
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