The “Wolf of Wall Street” picked up a slew of Oscar nods, but not everything is coming up roses.
Paramount Pictures and the film’s producers were just hit with a $25 million lawsuit, according to “Entertainment Weekly.”
Andrew Greene, who worked with Jordan Belfort, the author of the book on which the film was based, is claiming that he was defamed in the film.
Greene’s suit states that P.J. Byrne’s character of Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff is based on him, and that he is cast as “a criminal and drug user with misogynistic tendencies.”
The man was mentioned by name in the book, but he was not contacted regarding the film.
“EW” reports that the claim continues, “Mr. Greene is portrayed as an individual with no moral or ethical values, which is injurious to him in his trade, business, or profession.”
“Wolf” was nominated for five Academy Awards, including best picture, best director (Martin Scorcese), lead actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), best supporting actor (Jonah Hill) and best adapted screenplay.