Here’s a look at the actors playing Wall Street royalty like Ken Griffin and Steve Cohen in the upcoming GameStop movie ‘Dumb Money’

Here’s a look at the actors playing Wall Street royalty like Ken Griffin and Steve Cohen in the upcoming GameStop movie ‘Dumb Money’

By: Posted: June 23, 2023

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Nick Offerman (L) and Seth Rogen (R) play Ken Griffin and Gabe Plotkin, respectively, in “Dumb Money.”

  • “Dumb Money,” a film about the GameStop trading fiasco, is set to hit theaters September 22. 
  • The movie cast stars like Seth Rogen and Nick Offerman to play real-life finance execs. 
  • Check out photos from the movie, and how they compare to their real-life counterparts.

It was a story so wild at the time it seemed like Hollywood couldn’t have written the script. 

The social media-driven trading frenzy that pushed shares of GameStop sky high seemingly overnight captivated not just Wall Street, but the entire country.

Now, more than two years removed from the event, Hollywood is ready to release its own version of the trading saga that rocked Wall Street.

“Dumb Money” chronicles the wild events around the GameStop short-squeeze of 2021. The movie is set for release on September 22. 

With so many high-profile Wall Street executives involved in the GameStop sage, people were naturally curious to see who would be cast in the film. When reports first came out about the casting of the movie, I shared some thoughts of where I felt the movie missed the mark.

Now that we’re three months away from the movie’s release, we got a sneak peek at how the stars will look in-character as they portray some of Wall Street’s elite powerbrokers. 

Check out pictures from the movie below, along with their real-world counterparts. And you can watch the trailer here.

Paul Dano plays Keith Gill

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Gill, also known as Roaring Kitty, played a key role in driving the short squeeze via social media

Keith Gill

Read more: Meet GameStop millionaire Keith Gill, the investor who upended Wall Street with cat memes, reaction GIFs, and fundamental analysis.

Seth Rogen plays Gabe Plotkin, founder of hedge fund Melvin Capital

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Plotkin’s hedge fund was caught in the short squeeze, losing billions and later shuttering

Gabe Plotkin

Read more: Here’s what Melvin Capital founder Gabe Plotkin told investors as he liquidates his $7.5 billion hedge fund

Nick Offerman plays billionaire and Citadel founder Ken Griffin

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Citadel pumped money into Melvin Capital after it suffered devastating losses

Ken Griffin, the founder and CEO of Citadel.
Ken Griffin, the founder and CEO of Citadel.

Read more: The firms of billionaire investors Steve Cohen and Ken Griffin pour $2.8 billion into a GameStop short-seller that’s lost 30% this year

Vincent D’Onofrio plays billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen

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Cohen also invested billions into Melvin Capital

Steve Cohen, founder of hedge fund Point72, wearing a NY Mets cap
Steve Cohen, founder of hedge fund Point72, wearing a NY Mets cap

Sebastian Stan plays Robinhood cofounder Vlad Tenev

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Robinhood was forced to limit trading on its platform after getting hit with a demand for billions in collateral

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Vlad Tenev, CEO of Robinhood

Read more: Robinhood reveals new details on decision to limit trading, saying it suddenly had to post ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ in deposits

Watch the trailer:

 

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