‘Dope’ Actress Kiersey Clemons To Star in Biopic about Trailblazing NYSE Trader Lauren Simmons


“Dope” actress Kiersey Clemons has joined forces with AGC Studios, which has acquired the life rights to Lauren Simmons’ life story as a heavy-hitter Wall Street trader.

Clemons will be starring in and producing the indie project along with her longtime managers Eddie Galan and Starr Andreeff, who will help her produce, Deadline reported. Former IM Global founder Stuart Ford, who launched AGC in 2017, will executive produce along with AGC’s head of film Greg Shapiro, and head of urban content Glendon Palmer.

The project starring the 24-year-old actress will focus on one of Wall Street’s barrier-breaking traders, Simmons.

Kiersey Clemons
Kiersey Clemons attends the Beautycon Festival LA 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on July 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Simmons, 23, is not only the youngest woman ever to work on the New York Stock Exchange floor, she’s also the only female trader to secure a full-time position at NYSE and the second Black woman to trade full-time on the floor. The Georgia native graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2016 and decided to to New York after securing her equity trader position at Rosenblatt Securities. She passed the challenging Series 19 exam to officially earn her badge as a floor broker.

Clemons will add the project to the list of films she’s starred in including her recent appearance in indie drama “Hearts Beat Loud.” She also set to play in Disney’s CGI and live remake of “Lady and the Tramp” and Fox TV’s live broadcast of “Rent”.

The deal was negotiated by Anant Tamirisa and Palmer, Vice President of legal and business affairs, on behalf of AGC, by Paradigm on behalf of Simmons, and by UTA on behalf of Clemons.

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