Noah Centineo, the American actor best known for Netflix’s American teen romantic comedy film To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, will be playing the lead in an upcoming Netflix project based on the recent skyrocketing stock prices of video game company GameStop, Deadline reported.
According to the report, Netflix is in talks with Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal, the American journalist, screenwriter and producer known for the 2012 American thriller Zero Dark Thirty.
Scott Galloway, the New York University professor, journalist, author and tech expert will also be working on the script of the film, the report mentioned.
Makeready founder and CEO Brad Weston will produce the untitled film with Definition Entertainment’s Nick Styne, while Mark Sourian will be the executive producer.
While Netflix did not comment on the news, the report mentioned that sources said that the motive is to utilise the GameStop episode to focus on the anomaly of how social media has “levelled the playing field and allowed the masses to challenge status quo gatekeepers, for good and bad”.
The report said that news about the film broke following Deadline’s report on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) acquiring the rights to New York Times best-selling author Ben Mezrich’s book proposal The Antisocial Network, which chronicles the recent Wall Street-GameStop saga. The project will mark the second collaboration of MGM’s Michael DeLuca with Mezrich, author of Genius and Betrayal, which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network.
The retailer’s stock price of video game GameStop has seen an increase of around 2,000% since the beginning of January, which had been as low as $4. On January 28, it reached a shocking high of 135% in a single day, which later came to be known as contributions of some Reddit users who worked together shoot up their price at the expense of hedge fund managers.