PETALING JAYA: 1Malaysia DeveÂlopment Bhd (1MDB) has denied funding the production of HollyÂwood movie The Wolf of Wall Street which starred Leonardo DiCaprio.
In a statement, it said it was not involved with the film in any capaÂcity as alleged or implied by some foreign media reports.
â€œ1MDB has never invested in or transferred funds to Red Granite Pictures, whether directly or via intermediaries. Any statement to the contrary is false,â€ 1MDB said yesterday.
The Wolf of Wall Street was released in 2013 after US film company Red Granite Pictures invested US$100mil (RM389mil) in it.
The Red Granite Pictures website stated that it was co-founded by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland in 2010.
Riza is a stepson of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.