Here we go again with controversy over Martin Scorsese’s film, The Wolf of Wall Street. As far back as can be remembered, The Wolf of Wall Street has been the most widely admonished and rebuked film in Academy Award nominee history, according to technologytell.com. The Wolf of Wall Street can’t seem to escape the controversy that keeps arising over the overuse of the F-bomb, the graphic and porn-ridden sex scenes, the overboard use of drugs, and horrendous business ethics.
Now, as if those elements weren’t enough to keep the moral human from watching the atrocious The Wolf of Wall Street, the production company of the film, Red Granite, is now facing legal charges of using illegal funds to produce it. Imagine that. Filth begets filth, one can say.
According to Cinemablend.com, Brad Krevoy and Steve Stabler, who helped produce the comedy Dumb and Dumber, were denied the right to be a part of the sequel, Dumb and Dumber To. In light of this disagreement, Krevoy and Stabler sued Red Granite and its leaders Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland, the production company behind Dumb and Dumber To.
In addition to suing Red Granite with regards to Dumb and Dumber To, Kreboy and Stabler revealed information about Aziz. An amendment was made to include racketeering charges against Red Granite and its leaders for the $100 million used to allegedly illegally fund The Wolf of Wall Street. As reported by Cinemablend.com, their amendment stated, “Red Granite is funded with monies that include proceeds from offenses against a foreign nation that involve bribery of public officials, or misappropriation, theft, or embezzlement of public funds by a public official.” Wow, do we really want to spend our hard earned money and precious time to support The Wolf of Wall Street? Let’s hope not.
All this said, it doesn’t make it any better for Red Granite’s case that one of their heads, Aziz, has been publicly accused of gaining his wealth in devious and criminal means, according to Hollywoodreporter.com. We can also use our smart brains and put two and two together that all this information may be why Red Granite and Aziz, who produced The Wolf of Wall Street, got snubbed by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. They did not qualify to be counted as producers for the Best Picture category for The Wolf of Wall Street. Excuse me while I cry my tears of joy.
It remains to be seen if the makers of The Wolf of Wall Street will be charged with these atrocious crimes, as if making the film wasn’t a crime enough in and of itself. Let’s just be done with it already, and change the name from The Wolf of Wall Street to The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. Don’t be deceived into watching this film.