According to Deadline, Golden Globe winner America Ferrera has been tapped to join Sebastian Stan and Seth Rogen in Sony Pictures’ upcoming GameStop movie Dumb Money, which is currently in production. Further details about her character are still being kept under wraps.
In addition to Dumb Money, the Superstore alum will also next be seen in another high-profile project in the form of Greta Gerwig’s highly-anticipated Barbie movie. Both upcoming all-star films will mark Ferrera’s first non-animated acting projects in six years after only lending her voice to the final installment of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise.
Based on Ben Mezrich’s The Antisocial Network book, Dumb Money will be directed by Craig Gillespie, who is also reuniting with Rogen and Stan after directing them in the acclaimed Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy. It is written by Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum. Also joining Stan and Rogen are Shailene Woodley, Pete Davidson, Paul Dano, Vincent D’Onofrio, Anthony Ramos, and Dane DeHaan.
“The film tells the story of fortunes won and lost overnight in the David-vs.-Goliath GameStop short squeeze that might have ended up changing Wall Street forever,” reads the synopsis. “It offers a gripping portrayal of how a loosely affiliated group of private investors and internet trolls on a subreddit called WallStreetBets took down one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street, firing the first shot in a revolution that threatened to upend the establishment.”
Dumb Money will be executive produced by Michael Heimler, John Friedberg, Andrew Swett, Angelo, Schuker Blum, Mezrich, Johnny Holland, and Kevin Ulrich, along with Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss — twin brothers who gained attention for their connection to the making of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook. They were famously played by Armie Hammer in The Social Network.
It is also being produced by Gillespie and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear, along with Ryder Picture Company’s Aaron Ryder