EXCLUSIVE: As his newest movie Dumb Money heads into wider launch Friday, Craig Gillespie has moved to CAA for illustration in all areas. Following within the footsteps of his acclaimed movie I, Tonya in regards to the controversial Olympic skater Tonya Harding, Dumb Cash turns the GameStop inventory saga into one other underdog story with propulsive drama and comedic moments.
Gillespie, who had been at UTA, directed and produced Sony and Black Bear characteristic Dumb Cash, which premiered earlier this month on the Toronto Movie Competition to nice crucial and viewers acclaim, launched limitedly in theatres September 15th and is about to go vast September 29th. Pic will proceed screening all through the worldwide competition circuit on the San Sebastian Worldwide Movie Competition and the Zurich Movie Competition within the weeks forward.
Scripted by Lauren Blum and Rebecca Angelo, pic stars Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Pete Davidson, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley, America Ferrera, and Anthony Ramos in a drama with comedic parts in regards to the GameStop inventory squeeze that felled a billion greenback hedge fund. Pic is an adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s ebook The Delinquent Community. The movie adapts the large information story from 2021 about how a bunch of beginner buyers rattled Wall Avenue and made hundreds of thousands off GameStop, a failing online game retailer.
The Aussie Gillespie’s movies embody the Disney movie Cruella with Emma Stone, and a sequel deliberate post-strike. His breakout got here with the 2017 characteristic I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter-Hauser, and Allison Janney, which obtained three Academy Award nominations and 5 BAFTA nominations. He additionally directed Lars and the Actual Lady, The Most interesting Hours, Million Greenback Arm and the Fright Evening remake.
For tv, Gillespie is the creator of the Emmy Award-nominated Hulu sequence Pam & Tommy, the notorious intercourse tape scandal sequence that starred Sebastian Stan and Lily James. He additionally government produced and directed Bodily for Apple TV+.
He continues to be represented by Warren Dern at Sloane, Provide, Weber & Dern and Narrative PR.