HOLLYWOOD: Red Granite Pictures, film producers behind such hits as Daddy’s Home, Dumb and Dumber Too and Wolf of Wall St., had show-business tongues wagging today after shrewdly acquiring exclusive movie rights to their own US$60mil settlement with the US government.
“Moments after agreeing to pay US$60mil for not admitting to any liability or wrongdoing of 1MDB embezzlement, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland and their trusty financier Jho Lho via Skype, negotiated with themselves a lucrative deal to film the story of how innocent victims of foreign meddling are still happy to cough up 60 ‘American Pies’ to make the US Dept of Justice go away,” showbiz Variety columnist Rick Brick confirmed, “we don’t know exactly how much they’re paying themselves for the film rights, but we do know it involves some significant offshore transactions!”
“The Red Granite movie will be a classic Hollywood ‘riches to more riches’ story about how some guys related or connected to the Malaysian Prime Minister suddenly had the money to buy expensive property, throw lavish Hollywood parties, and finance blockbuster films. Don’t spoil the ending for me, I’m see how this turns out! If this movie is a success it might even be the first movie in a new 1MDB cinematic universe!”
It is understood the producers are not sure if Leonardo DeCaprio will star in the forthcoming Red Granite movie as the actor is currently not returning their calls.