‘Dumb Money’ & ‘I, Tonya’ Director Craig Gillespie Signs With CAA

EXCLUSIVE: As his latest film Dumb Money heads into wider release Friday, Craig Gillespie has moved to CAA for representation in all areas. Following in the footsteps of his acclaimed film I, Tonya about the controversial Olympic skater Tonya Harding, Dumb Money turns the GameStop stock saga into another underdog story with propulsive drama and comedic moments.

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Gillespie, who had been at UTA, directed and produced Sony and Black Bear feature Dumb Money, which premiered earlier this month at the Toronto Film Festival to great critical and audience acclaim, released limitedly in theatres September 15th and is set to go wide September 29th. Pic will continue screening throughout the global festival circuit at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Zurich Film Festival in the weeks ahead. 

Scripted by Lauren Blum and Rebecca Angelo, pic stars Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Pete Davidson, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley, America Ferrera, and Anthony Ramos in a drama with comedic elements about the GameStop stock squeeze that felled a billion dollar hedge fund. Pic is an adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s book The Antisocial Network. The film adapts the huge news story from 2021 about how a group of amateur investors rattled Wall Street and made millions off GameStop, a failing video game retailer. 

The Aussie Gillespie’s films include the Disney film Cruella with Emma Stone, and a sequel planned post-strike. His breakout came with the 2017 feature I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter-Hauser, and Allison Janney, which received three Academy Award nominations and five BAFTA nominations. He also directed Lars and the Real Girl, The Finest Hours, Million Dollar Arm and the Fright Night remake.  

For television, Gillespie is the director and EP of the Emmy Award-nominated Hulu series Pam & Tommy, the infamous sex tape scandal series that starred Sebastian Stan and Lily James. He also executive produced and directed Physical for Apple TV+. 

He continues to be represented by Warren Dern at Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern and Narrative PR.

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