KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Art is at its best when it imitates life which is why Hollywood just can`t get enough of movies based on true stories, for instance The Wolf of Wall Street which stars Leonardo DiCaprio portraying a stockbroker.
The F-bomb laced flick features scenes of illegal money being used to fund wild parties, private jets, and other entertainment.
The same things that the production crew for the movie is now being accused of in a civil lawsuit.
The U.S. Department of justice is looking to seize a billion dollars in assets from Red Granite Pictures. The production company is accused of using funds stolen from a Malaysian development fund to produce The Wolf of Wall Street.
The lawsuit also claims that Riza Aziz, the CEO of the company, along with two other financiers wired $25 million to pay Las Vegas gambling debts, jewelers, and interior designers. As a result, the justice department wants to claim all rights to profits and royalties from the film which made nearly $400 million in theaters.
Red Granite Pictures has responded to the suit saying they are “…confident that when the facts come out, it will be clear that Riza Aziz and red granite did nothing wrong.”
Based on how The Wolf of Wall Street finished we`re sure this is a case where the production team is hoping for a different Hollywood ending.