Contributed by Adam Lavine
As part of our effort to bring you the latest restructuring and bankruptcy news, we at the Bankruptcy Blog post a series titled “What We’re Watching,” which previews for readers the cases on appeal that we’re monitoring. But we also follow the latest developments in pop culture and the arts, and when those developments intersect with bankruptcy, we feel it’s our duty to preview that as well.
So, on this gloomy Friday morning, we hope to brighten your day with something a little lighter:
The Wolf of Wall Street tells the story of the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort and his OTC brokerage house, Stratton Oakmont. As some of our readers may remember, in 1998 Stratton Oakmont was placed into a liquidation proceeding pursuant to the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970, and Weil’s very own Harvey R. Miller served as Stratton Oakmont’s SIPA Trustee.
The Wolf of Wall Street was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, and Jonah Hill. Unfortunately, not only did Scorsese deny Mr. Miller a cameo, but it appears the writers cut his character from the film completely. So, we are left to wonder: who should have played Harvey Miller in the film?