There are probably a healthy amount of folks around the world that would like to murder a hedge fund manager. Yes, that sounds awfully morbid, but it’s true, as the financial elite have become quite the villains over the last decade. Just look at “Joker,” if you want to see a recent take on the “eat the rich” ideology. And in the upcoming film “Gilded Rage,” it appears that the murder of a hedge fund manager takes center stage in the drama based on a true story.
According to Deadline, Christoph Waltz, Lily Collins, and Bill Skarsgård have signed on to star in the new film “Gilded Rage,” based on the true story of the murder of a hedge fund magnate Thomas Gilbert Sr. by his son Tommy. Reportedly, the 2015 crime was committed after a disagreement between the father and his adult son over the amount of Tommy’s weekly allowance. The son was eventually convicted and is now serving a 30-years-to-life prison sentence.
“Gilded Rage” is set to be directed by Charlie McDowell, who is probably best known as the son of actors Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen and also the director of the film “The One I Love.” He penned the script for the upcoming drama alongside Justin Lader. The writing duo has previously worked together on the films “The One I Love” and “The Discovery.” Interestingly, “Gilded Rage” is set to be produced by Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories banner and also by XYZ Films.
Waltz is probably best known for his collaborations with Quentin Tarantino in films like “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained.” Earlier this year, he was seen in the action film “Alita: Battle Angel.” Collins was recently seen in the films “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” and “Tolkien.” Skarsgård, of course, is best known for his work in the recent “It” films, playing the evil Pennywise.
No release date has been set for the film, but production is said to begin on “Gilded Rage” in spring 2020.