Crime as Entertainment; Wolf of Wall Street

In one of the most anticipated films of the year, from Academy Award winner Marty Scorcese, Leo plays real life character Jordan Belfort. Belfort, in his time, was one of the most infamous names and faces of Wall Street.

At the ripe age of 22, this young man successfully founded one of the most successful brokerage firms in the country.

Belfort was later charged with numerous securities violations and negotiated a deal with authorities whereby he cooperated with the Federal Authorities, served a prison sentence and returned over $100MM to investors which were defrauded.

In any event, the entertainment industry and our society are obsessed with programming that has a criminal element. Just think of the success of Breaking Bad, and Sons of Anarchy, the list goes on.

Now, with the talents of Marty and Leo, this film “Wolf of Wall Street” promises to please.

Check out the new trailer here.

Trailer