Monday, August 26, 2013

New Images From "The Wolf Of Wall Street"

Sneak Peek the first images from director Martin Scorsese's 'black comedy' feature "The Wolf of Wall Street", based on author Jordan Belfort's memoir. Cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler and Matthew McConaughey:

In the 1990s, Belfort founded brokerage firm 'Stratton Oakmont' which functioned as a sale 'boiler room'. He developed a hard-partying lifestyle, which included a serious drug addiction to 'Quaaludes'.

Stratton Oakmont employed over 1000 stock brokers and was involved in stock issues totaling more than $1 billion, including an equity raising for footwear company 'Steve Madden Ltd'.

Belfort was indicted in 1998 for securities fraud and money laundering. After cooperating with the FBI, he served twenty-two months in federal prison for a 'pump and dump' scheme, which resulted in investor losses of approximately $200 million.

His books "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Catching the Wolf of Wall Street", have been published in approximately forty countries and translated into eighteen languages.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Tex Avery's "Howling Wolf"...