WallStreetBets Founder Sells Life Rights to RatPac Entertainment

Rival projects are already in the works from MGM and Netflix.

Jaime Rogozinski, founder of the Reddit r/wallstreetbets investor forum that sparked a recent Wall Street stock frenzy by ragtag traders, has along with Joel Rogozinski sold their life story rights to Brett Ratner and RatPac Entertainment.

RatPac also acquired the rights to Jaime Rogozinski’s recent book, WallStreetBets: How Boomers Made the World Biggest Casino for Millennials. A movie is in the works, with Ratner to produce.

Michael Smith Liss and Ignacio Figueras, who brought the project to RatPac, will executive produce, and Kasia Nabialczyk will oversee production for Ratner as an executive producer. The Wall Street Journal first reported the sale.

The recent retail market chaos around shares in GameStop Corp. and AMC Entertainment Holdings prompted a flurry of interest by Hollywood producers in Rogozinski’s story. Having long moderated the r/wallstreetbets

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Pierce Brosnan Talks Passion for Painting as He Sells Prints for Charity: ‘Art Saved My Life’

Talk about silver linings.

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During the pandemic, actor Pierce Brosnan, 67, has been focusing on his second passion — painting — at his home in Hawaii, which he shares with his wife of 19 years, Keely Shaye Brosnan, 57. Now an L.A. gallery is selling a limited run of prints of his painting Earplugs, which Brosnan created while filming his first James Bond film 1995’s GoldenEye.

calendar: The actor is selling 100 signed prints of his painting, Earplugs, which he created on the set of his first Bond film GoldenEye

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The actor is selling 100 signed prints of his painting, Earplugs, which he created on the set of his first Bond film GoldenEye

“I always set up a studio when I go on location,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “When I was shooting the action sequences for the movie, the prop master would hand out these packets of ear plugs because of the rifles and the explosions. I found

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Sandro Botticelli painting sells for $92M shattering artist’s previous record

Jan. 28 (UPI) — A rare portrait by Italian painter Sandro Botticelli sold for a record $92.2 million Thursday, about nine times the previous high price for the Old Master, Sotheby’s said.

The 1480-era painting — Young Man Holding a Roundel — came up for sale as part of Sotheby’s New York auction of Old Master artworks.

“This is not only an exceptional painting, it is also the epitome of beauty, and of a moment when so much of our Western civilization began. Today’s result is a fitting tribute, both to the painting itself and all that it represents,” said Christopher Apostle, the head of Sotheby’s Old Masters painting department in New York.

Botticelli was mostly known for his large, mythological paintings, including The Birth of Venus and Primavera, both of which are housed at the Uffizi gallery in Florence, Italy. He also created dozens of religious paintings.


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