Scarlett Johansson might play Zoe Quinn in a movie about Gamergate

Embattled former Sony chairperson Amy Pascal is producing a movie about Gamergate, one that might star Scarlett Johansson as developer Zoe Quinn. Deadline is reporting the movie will be based on Quinn’s upcoming memoir Crash Override: How to Save the Internet From Itself. (It’s on track to be published next year.) The movie will follow Quinn after a blog post by an ex-boyfriend led to months of abuse and harassment, behavior that ultimately exploded into the nebulous movement known as Gamergate. Quinn confirmed the memoir and movie’s legitimacy on Twitter by linking out to Deadline’s report. TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider is reporting that Johansson is one of several actresses interested in portraying Quinn.

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