Monday, April 4, 2016

1MDB denies ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ involvement

1Malaysia Deve­lopment Bhd (1MDB) has denied funding the production of Holly­wood movie The Wolf of Wall Street which starred Leonardo DiCaprio.

In a statement, it said it was not involved with the film in any capa­city as alleged or implied by some foreign media reports.

“1MDB has never invested in or transferred funds to Red Granite Pictures, whether directly or via intermediaries. Any statement to the contrary is false,” 1MDB said yesterday.

The Wolf of Wall Street was released in 2013 after US film company Red Granite Pictures invested US$100mil (RM389mil) in it.

The Red Granite Pictures website stated that it was co-founded by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland in 2010.

Riza is a stepson of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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