New Line is currently in the process of putting together a narrative film based on the documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. According to our friend Frosty over at Collider, producer Ed Cunningham wants Greg Kinnear to play the part of protagonist Steve Wiebe.
Cunningham stated, "You know it's funny, we've been all over the board. One of the things that really endeared us to New Line is and Richard Brenner in particular was...it's very easy to say, 'oh, big comedy have people kicking each other in the nuts.' But that's not his vision at all and it's not ours. We don't want this thing spoofed, you know. South Park already did it and that's okay, but we don't want to make a spoof of this. And so the idea is that it will be dramatic actors - guys who have range, guys that can figure it out. We've thrown around names but nothing that has stuck. If it were just Ed casting the movie, I love Greg Kinnear. I think he's an amazing actor. Then for Billy...there's just... Tom Cruise. There have been a lot of names."
The film does not have a set start date at this time.