By Mandela Wells
Scarlett Johansson has possibly landed her self the starring role in a new flick about the infamous Gamergate controversy. If she lands the role she will be portraying video game developer Zoe Quinn. The film will focus on Quinn’s story of how after an online blog post from a bitter ex-boyfriend her life turned upside down. He accused her of cheating on him with several members of the video games journalism community. He believed she did this in order to get good press for her own game Depression Quest. With these accusations posted online for the world to see, Quinn became a victim of Internet harassment and abuse. This controversy eventually led to her personal info being released online, and her receiving malicious threats on her her very safety. Saying to herself that enough is enough Quinn decided to fight back against her attackers and took the controversy public.
The film will be based upon Quinn’s memoir, Crash Override: How to Save the Internet From Itself, which is expected to arrive in bookstores next September. Several actress have been considered for the role however Johansson is seemingly the frontrunner. No other cast members have been announced at this time. The film also has no set released date.