Jordan Belfort, the stock broker who was portrayed by Leo DiCaprio in the film The Wolf of Wall Street, is using his experience “dumping and pumping” on Wall Street to write a TV show about a different generation of wolves–New York’s financial elite during the “greed is good” decade of the 1980s. Belfort’s billionaire friend James Packer, the Australian media mogul who’s been seen with Miranda Kerr lately, will produce the still untitled project with his 2-year-old entertainment company RatPac. (The company’s first box office hit was Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.) Rush Hour director Brett Ratner is a partner, too. Hence, the name Rat (Ratner) and Pac (Packer).
RatPac is also a reference to Frank Sinatra and friends. The new RatPac is operating out of Old Blue Eyes’ former Hollywood office on the Warner Bros lot.