Exclusive: After helping Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee tell the crazy behind-the-scenes story of the leaked sex tape in Hulu Palm and Tommy, Director Craig Gillespie seems to have found another wild true story to adapt to the big screen. Sources say Deadline Gillespie has signed Ben Mezrich, New York Times best-selling author, to manage MGM’s feature adaptation. Antisocial network. The book is one of the biggest news stories of 2021, about a ragtag group of amateur investors, gamers and internet trolls who have brought Wall Street to its knees. Just a week after the true-life story began to take shape on Wall Street, MGM relinquished the rights to Mezrich’s book offer in January and tapped Lauren Shuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo for quick adaptation, giving it priority in the studio.
The project combines MGM’s Michael Diluka with Mezrich, the author The Accidental Billionaires: The Story of Facebook’s Founding, Sex, Money, Talent and BetrayalWhich was adapted as an Oscar winner Social media That produced DeLuca. Rider Picture Company (RPC) is producing Academy Award-nominated Aaron Ryder. Kevin Ulrich, Gillespie, Mejrich and Cameron and Tyler Winklevs will be the executive producers.
Production is currently set to begin production in late summer, early fall of 2022.
Gillespie Crazy has found a skill for taking real-life stories and giving them the right cinematic feel that enhances the stories and, starting with critically acclaimed pictures, he is praised for proving what he is doing. I, Tonia, Which told the real life story of the infamous figure skater Tonia Harding. The film won multiple Oscar nominations, including Best Actress for Margot Robbie, who played the title role, and Allison won an Oscar for Jenny, who played Harding’s mother.
He has also directed several episodes recently Palm and Tommy, Which tells the crazy story of how Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tapes were stolen and put on the internet for the whole world to see. It has also garnered strong reviews and should be a player in this year’s Emmy Battle for the limited series.
Gillespie also directed Disney films Cruella Emma Stone played the infamous Disney villain Cruella de Ville, which grossed over $ 200 million at the box office. The studio was so happy with the results that they are bringing Gillespie and Stone back for a sequel.
Gillespie is represented by UTA.