The Antisocial Network: Winklevoss twins to make film about WallStreetBets
Plot: A group of retail investors, gamers, and trolls come together to liquidate billions of dollars in short positions taken by Wall Street hedge funds.
The WallStreetBets controversy is barely a week old, but writer Ben Mezrich has already submitted a book proposal — provisionally titled The Antisocial Network.
Now, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has reportedly bagged the movie rights to the upcoming book about retail investors from a subreddit bringing billion-dollar hedge funds to their knees.
Movies based on Mezrich’s books have previously proved box office gold.
Most notably, The Social Network won Academy Awards for adapting The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding Of Facebook, a Tale Of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.
And aside from a strikingly similar title, there’s another more significant connection.
The 2010 picture focused on Facebook’s early days, and the feud between Mark Zuckerberg and Bitcoin bulls Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss — and the upcoming WallStreetBets movie is set to be helmed by the twins’ own production firm Winklevoss Pictures.
[Read more: WallStreetBets vs. Elon Musk: Who can pump Dogecoin more?]
Donnie Darko producer Aaron Ryder is also onboard to work with MGM on The Antisocial Network.
As for the book, the copyright is expected to be auctioned to publishers this month — so we’ll have to wait a little while yet.