The streaming giant Netflix is reportedly planning to produce a film based on the recent GameStop stock surge caused by members of the r/WallStreetBets (WSB) subreddit, with Noah Centineo purportedly set to star.
Deadline reported on Monday that Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning screenwriter for “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” has been tapped to write the film.
Centineo came to fame when he starred in the 2018 Netflix romantic film “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.”
There are multiple competing projects based on the GameStop story already in development, Deadline reported, likely pushing Netflix to get its film underway as soon as possible.
Netflix did not immediately respond when reached for comment.
Reddit users from WSB bought up nearly all the shares of GameStop after discovering the company had been undervalued by hedge funds that had been shorting its stock. This caused shares of GameStop, a company that had been declining in recent years, to rocket up.
For most of January, shares of GME sold for around $20. On Jan. 27, shares were valued at nearly $350. As of Feb. 1, shares are going for $225.