Locked-up Galleon Group founder
Raj Rajaratnam’s girth will soon be stretched
across the big screen.
Rajaratnam will be the subject of a new movie, "Billion
Dollar Raja," that producers are promoting as "an investigative
financial mafia drama." The movie will be released at an
indeterminate date after filming next fall mostly in New York
Rajaratnam was found guilty this year on 14 counts of
securities fraud and conspiracy. He was sentenced earlier this
month to 11 years in prison.
In an interview with AR, director Nayan Pedrai said
the real-life story of the hedge fund manager’s
unraveling was far more screen-worthy than other recent
Hollywood attempts to portray the financial crisis, including
Oliver Stone’s "
Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps."
"A lot of those stories have been amalgamations of events,
but there’s stuff in here you can’t
make up," Pedrai said. "There’s sexual encounters,
there’s backstabbing, there’s
backbiting—it’s amazing that people who
oftentimes we think are so much bigger than all of us are as
human and as messed up as all of us. It’s a real
great story of greed and downfall."
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