Jordan Belfort — the infamous stockbroker who inspired the hit film “The Wolf of Wall Street” — is set to host a new documentary on
Jordan Belfort — the infamous stockbroker who inspired the hit film “The Wolf of Wall Street” — is set to host a new documentary on the sharp rise of GameStop’s stock for Discovery’s new streaming service.
The hour-long documentary, slated to air on Discovery+ with the working title “GameStop: The Wall Street Hijack,” explores how a group of amateur investors on the Reddit group WallStreetBets, rocked Wall Street by shorting stocks like GameStop.
Hollywood has been clamoring to tell the GameStop story, with several film and movie projects already in development.
Discovery+ said its quick turnaround documentary will feature Belfort “in a series of vignettes,” in which he will track the timeline of events and explain what happened in “layman’s terms and why we need to pay attention.” The project will also “feature insider accounts from those at the center” of what happened.
“Now I’ve found some very creative ways to make money on Wall Street, but I’ve got to say, personally, I love the fact that everyone now has the ability to organize and give the Wall Street players a run for their money, it’s a real David versus Goliath story,” Belfort said.
“I’m praying that the amateur traders are victorious but one thing I can assure you of, it’s going to be a wild ride every step of the way!”
As the GameStop saga has developed, Belfort has told outlets like Fox News that the “little guy” now has the ability to “play the same game” as the Wall Street overlords, who he claims have been “colluding” on shorting stocks.
Earlier this year, Belfort posted a video to YouTube in which he reenacted a scene from Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated, “Wolf of Wall Street,” which was based on his 2007 memoir of the same name. In it, the one-time New York City multi-millionaire stockbroker gave a motivational speech to Reddit stock traders to not be intimidated by hedge funds and short sellers.
The GameStop documentary, which was produced by ITN Productions, will make its debut on Discovery+ in the UK on April 8 and then will be rolled out to the US and other markets later this year. A launch date wasn’t unveiled.