GameStop Feature Doc In Works by Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci & XTR – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: GameStop is the gift that continues to be given to the entertainment industry, with a feature-length documentary on the latest ongoing project on the financial saga.
XTR, the company behind You can’t kill David Arquette and Bloody nose, empty pockets, teamed up with directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci on a project.
Temple and Ingrasci, who run documentary production company Optimist, are the filmmakers behind Five years in the north and HBO The lawyer without papers.
They’ve already started production and started interviewing key players behind the scenes and are starting to fundraise through Kickstarter.
It follows a number of on-going scripted projects – Deadline revealed that Netflix is in talks to make a movie that Mark Boal is in negotiations to write and Noah Centineo will be attached to play a major role, and MGM has acquired the rights. by Ben Mezrich’s book proposal The anti-social network. Jamie Rogozinski, the founder of Reddit’s WallStreetBets, reportedly sold his life story to RatPac Entertainment.
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This is the latest development in one of the craziest weeks on Wall Street, where a group of amateur investors, gamers and internet trolls brought it to its knees over the computer game retailer’s stock.
Temple and Ingrasci said the documentary Untitled Gamestop would tell the story of “hope, greed and manipulation.”
XTR founder Bryn Mooser will produce alongside XTR Development Manager Justin Lacob. This is the second collaboration between Mooser, Temple and Ingrasci after the 2015 feature documentary, Neighbor Salam. Jenna Kelly produces.
“This story is still evolving on a daily basis,” Temple said. “And it’s so important to have a strong, nuanced documentary that can capture this historic moment as it unfolds, through the perspective of the key people and forces that shape it.”
Lacob added, “The Robinhood GameStop saga is shaping up to be one of the most exciting stories of the year with far-reaching consequences for the future of financial markets and America’s distaste for standard institutional investors. . Similar to the Fyre Festival, America is infatuated with these events, and we’re excited to give audiences the full picture, especially as it continues to unfold.