EXCLUSIVE: After serving to inform the loopy behind-the-scenes story of the leaked Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee intercourse tape in Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, director Craig Gillespie appears to have discovered one other wild true story to adapt for the massive display screen. Sources inform Deadline Gillespie has signed on to direct MGM’s function adaptation of New York Instances best-selling creator Ben Mezrich The Delinquent Community. The e book tells one of many greatest information tales of 2021, a few ragtag group of newbie traders, players and Web trolls who introduced Wall Avenue to its knees. MGM landed the rights to Mezrich’s e book proposal again in January, solely every week after the true-life story started taking form on Wall Avenue and shortly made it a precedence on the studio by tapping Lauren Schuker Blum & Rebecca Angelo to adapt.
The mission brings MGM’s Michael DeLuca again along with Mezrich, creator of The Unintended Billionaires: The Founding of Fb, a Story of Intercourse, Cash, Genius and Betrayal, which was tailored into the Oscar-winning The Social Community that DeLuca produced. Academy Award-nominee Aaron Ryder of Ryder Image Firm (RPC) is producing. Kevin Ulrich, Gillespie, Mezrich, and Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss will government produce.
The manufacturing is at present slated to start manufacturing late summer time, early fall of 2022.
Gillespie has discovered a knack for taking loopy, actual life tales and giving them the right cinematic feeling that elevates the tales even additional and has the accolades to show he is aware of what he’s doing beginning with the critically acclaimed pic I, Tonya, which informed the true life story of notorious determine skater Tonya Harding. The movie earned a number of Oscar nominations together with a finest actress nom for Margot Robbie who performed the titular character an Oscar victory for Allison Janney, who performed Harding’s mom.
He additionally not too long ago helmed a number of episodes of Pam & Tommy, which tells the insane story of how Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s intercourse tape was stolen and put on the web for the entire world to see. That has additionally earned robust evaluations and must be a participant on this 12 months’s Emmy battle for restricted collection.
Gillespie additionally directed the Disney pic Cruella starring Emma Stone because the notorious Disney villain Cruella de Vil, which introduced house greater than $200 million at box-office. The studio was so pleased with the outcomes that they’re bringing Gillespie and Stone again for a sequel.
Gillespie is represented by UTA.