HBO is the latest platform to begin developing a project based on the GameStop stock saga, teaming with Blumhouse for a scripted television film.
HBO has partnered with Blumhouse Television to produce a TV movie based on the recent stock market happenings surrounding Reddit and GameStop.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is the latest entity to develop an on-screen project based on the tumultuous 2021 Wall Street has already experienced, which began in January when users from the subreddit r/WallStreetBets started buying large amounts of stock in the video game retailer GameStop (as well as movie theater chain AMC) via day-trading apps like Robinhood.
This caused GameStop’s stock prices to surge, making significant waves in the financial world and dealing a blow to larger investors and hedge funds that had bet against the store chain. XTR is currently developing a documentary on the matter, with two scripted films also in the works from Netflix and MGM, respectively.
Click the button below to start this article in quick view.
HBO’s film comes from the producing team of Billions co-creator and financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin (TBTF Productions), former President of HBO Films Len Amato (Crash & Salvage) and Jason Blum (Blumhouse). The movie currently lacks a title and does not yet have a release window. It has also yet to enlist a writer.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
X-Men: Whatever Happened to the Phoenix Saga’s Lilandra?
About The Author