The real-life inspiration for The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, is hoping to cash in on America’s growing desire to watch terrible people. The con artist who defrauded his clients of hundreds of millions of dollars wants to get in the reality show game. Belfort is reportedly shopping around a reality show that would feature him “stepping in to help others who, like him, have hit rock bottom but still hold out some hope for redemption.” Because he’s such a saint, you see.
If he wants to be on television so badly, I suggest he pitch the reality show, Jordan Belfort Takes A Variety of Hits to the Nuts. I’d watch that. (THR)