Do you like Mad Men but wish it had way more cocaine, Quaaludes, spicy language and dudes whipping their dicks out at pool parties? You might just be in luck, because The Wolf Of Wall Street himself, Jordan Belfort, is in talks to create a “Mad Men-style television series about the excesses of the New York finance industry in the ’80s.” What’s even better is that street fighting man James Packer is helping him do it.
Packer will produce the show with RatPac, the entertainment company he runs with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner. Jordan Belfort pitched the idea of a TV series to Ratner and then Packer, who is reportedly obsessed with Martin Scorsese‘s Wolf Of Wall Street, and watches it repeatedly. The image of Packer sitting in his undies in the flickering darkness watching the country club scene over and over has pretty much made my weekend.
Belfort will co-write the series, and told The Weekend Australian that it will be about the dawn of the first bull market in the ’80s, the “greed is good” decade of such films as Oliver Stone‘s Wall Street. “Before that, Wall Street didn’t resemble the way it is today,” he said. “You can trace back everything about the way Wall Street is today to when the first bull market started in 1982 when Reagan cut interest rates.”
via The Australian
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