Jordan Belfort, The Real ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Approached For Reality Show

 @suman09s.varandani@ibtimes.com on December 30 2013 7:41 AM
Jordan Belfort
Jordan Belfort, the financier convicted of fraud and the author of the book "The Wolf of Wall Street", arrives for the premiere of the film adaptation of his book in New York on Dec.17 2013. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

The real-life Jordan Belfort, who inspired Martin Scorsese's latest epic, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” will soon appear in a reality television show.

According to reports, Chris Grant, CEO of Electus, a production studio has been keen on meeting Jordan Belfort after he read his 2007 memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street, in which Belfort shares the story of his life as a stockbroker, his indulgence in drugs, and criminal acts related to stock market manipulation. 

“I knew without even seeing a picture of him that he could be a great talent both behind and in front of the camera,” Grant reportedly said about Jordan Belfort.

The reality show will see Belfort helping people like him get their lives back on track and reach redemption. And, according to reports, Grant said that the interest level of other networks has been very high particularly for those who had met Belfort.

He also mentioned that several network executives described Belfort as “TV gold.”

Belfort now works as a successful motivational speaker after serving 22 months in prison for his crimes.

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