Preview: Watch the Trailer for ‘Dumb Money’

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Based on a recent true story, Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale about the everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop into the world’s hottest company. The film is currently in select theaters and will be in theaters everywhere beginning September 29th.

The story centers on Keith Gill (Paul Dano), who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock and posting about it. When his social posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him.

As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets rich. That is, until the billionaires fight back, and both sides find their worlds turned upside down.

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Director Craig Gillespie saw the GameStop stock frenzy play out in his own household. Speaking with Vanity Fair, he revealed that a close member of his family was one of the millions of small-scale buyers who took part. “My son, who’s 24, was very involved in the whole run, and happened to be living at our house at the time,” he said. “So through him, I got to experience the emotional roller coaster and the pain and the frustration and the outrage.”

“We tried to cover the gamut of the various scenarios that happened,” Gillespie said. “There were the early traders that got in and made money. There were the traders that came in too late. They were the ones that didn’t sell, which sadly was quite a lot of people. So we tried to represent the various groups.”

Watch the Trailer for Dumb Money:

Dumb Money also stars Pete Davidson, Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley, and Seth Rogen. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie, and written by Lauren Schuker Blum & Rebecca Angelo. It’s based on the book The Antisocial Network by Ben Mezrich.

Dumb Money is produced by Aaron Ryder, Teddy Schwarzman, Craig Gillespie. Executive Producers are Michael Heimler, John Friedberg, Andrew Swett, Johnny Holland, Ben Mezrich, Lauren Schuker Blum, Rebecca Angelo, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Kevin Ulrich.

Dumb Money is now playing in select theaters. Watch it in theaters everyone on September 29th.

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Ashley is the Editor-in-Chief of Eulalie Magazine. Favorite Movies: Sunset Boulevard, Garden State, Modern Times. Favorite TV Shows: Gilmore Girls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Grey's Anatomy. Favorite Books: Interview with the Vampire, Dracula, City of Glass.

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