‘Dumb Money’ movie with all-star cast including Seth Rogen, Pete Davidson filming at N.J. college – NJ.com

From top left: The cast of "Dumb Money" — Sebastian Stan, America Ferrera, Pete Davidson, Paul Dano, Shailene Woodley, Seth Rogen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Myha'la Herrold, Anthony Ramos, Dane DeHaan and Rushi Kota with director Craig Gillespie, bottom right.Stephane Cardinale | Corbis via Getty Images; Frazer Harrison | Getty Images; Daniele Venturelli | WireImage; Dimitrios Kambouris | Getty Images; Amanda Edwards | FilmMagic; Michael Loccisano | Getty Images; Steve Granitz | WireImage; Pascal Le Segretain | Getty Images ; JB Lacroix | WireImage
Remember when a bunch of people on Reddit shook Wall Street by driving up GameStop’s stock?
An upcoming film called “Dumb Money” tells the story of the crew from subreddit r/wallstreetbets who was responsible for the 2021 “short squeeze,” which took aim at hedge funds and investors short-selling the video game retailer’s stock.
The movie, which has an ensemble cast including Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, America Ferrera, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley and Pete Davidson, is currently filming in New Jersey.
“Dumb Money” is shooting in Morris, Essex and Hudson counties. The movie is set to film on the campus of Saint Elizabeth University Friday, Oct. 28 and Oct. 31 through Nov. 3.
Craig Gillespie (“I, Tonya,” “Cruella”), who directed Rutgers alum Stan and Rogen in the Hulu limited series “Pam & Tommy,” about the sex tape saga of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, is directing the Sony Pictures movie.
The cast also includes Vincent D’Onofrio, Myha’la Herrold (”Industry,” “Bodies Bodies Bodies”), Dane DeHaan (”Lisey’s Story”), Anthony Ramos (”In the Heights”) and Rushi Kota (”Never Have I Ever”).
"Dumb Money" is filming at Santa Maria Hall, a building on the campus of Saint Elizabeth University.Denise Panyik-Dale | Saint Elizabeth University
Saint Elizabeth University (formerly called the College of Saint Elizabeth) — officially located in Morristown, but actually located in Convent Station/Morris Township and Florham Park depending upon where you step — was previously used as a filming location in 2019 for the Oscar-nominated movie “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” directed by Aaron Sorkin. That production filmed at the college’s Santa Maria Hall, which will be used again for “Dumb Money,” Saint Elizabeth spokeswoman Denise Panyik-Dale tells NJ Advance Media.
Scenes will also be filmed at Rainis Auditorium, Mahoney Library and outside the O’Connor residence hall.
Screenwriters Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum (”Orange is the New Black”) adapted “Dumb Money” from the 2021 Ben Mezrich book “The Antisocial Network: The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders That Brought Wall Street to Its Knees.”
The GameStop short squeeze is also the subject of the Netflix documentary series “Eat The Rich: The GameStop Saga,” released in September.
The film takes on the 2021 GameStop short squeeze that rocked Wall Street.Jim Watson | AFP via Getty Images
Mezrich, 53, an alum of Princeton Day School, has had other work adapted for film – most notably his 2009 book about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.” Aaron Sorkin adapted the book for the Oscar-winning David Fincher film “The Social Network” (2010) starring East Brunswick’s Jesse Eisenberg as the Facebook founder (Sorkin won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay).
The Winklevoss twins, Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss, who are portrayed in Mezrich’s book and “The Social Network” (by Armie Hammer in duplicate), are producers of “Dumb Money.” (The “Winklevii” are the subject of Mezrich’s 2019 book “Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption.”)
Mezrich’s 2014 fiction novel “Seven Wonders” is also being adapted for an Amazon TV series starring Simu Liu.
The writer’s 2002 book “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions” was adapted for the movie “21″ (2008) starring Kevin Spacey.
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