21 ⭐️⭐️ (2008)
You might have seen 21, it’s based on a group of very, very smart college students who form an elaborate card counting group. It’s an adaptation of a much better book by Ben Mezrich called Bringing Down The House: The Inside Story of The Six MIT Students who Took Vegas for Millions.
(Yeah, the title way too long)
We’ll get to the Mezrich tie-in shortly.
An update on the recent subreddit vs. Wall Street over Gamestop stock situation is in order: a Hollywood buying the story update, that is.
Hollywood already has its sights set on the wild story with a familiar face looking to tell it. Sources tell Deadline that following a competitive situation, MGM has acquired the book proposal The Antisocial Network from New York Times best-selling author Ben Mezrich, which tells one of the biggest news stories of the year, about a ragtag group of amateur investors, gamers, and internet trolls who brought Wall Street to its knees. Even though the story is barely a week old, insiders say Mezrich and his reps took the proposal on the market at the end of the week and by Friday night MGM had moved fast to acquire the rights.MGM To Make Movie About Wall Street Chaos Over GameStop Stock – Deadline
Not only is Mezrich hot on the case of writing a book, the story is already optioned for a movie. How long and/or if it languished in COVID-era production hell is anybody’s guess, but it seems with plenty of streaming channels hungry for content, this movie will get made sooner than later.
Does this sound like a movie you’re interested in watching someday?