The real Wolf of Wall Street, named Jordan Belfort, is currently in talks to bring his motivational post-prison life to the small screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the man who inspired Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in the Martin Scorsese flick (below) was approached by Electus CEO (Fashion Star, Mob Wives) Chris Grant to develop a reality TV series based on helping others who are seeking redemption.
“I knew without even seeing a picture of him that he could be a talent both behind and in front of the camera,” Grant told THR.
Alongside Grant, Belfort developed a pitch that has been well received by several networks. Belfort, 51, served 28 months in prison for swindling investors out of millions in New York City during the 90’s. He now works as a motivational speaker in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
The big-screen adaptation of Belfort’s 2007 memoir has grossed over $30 million in theaters since its box office debut on Christmas day.