After staring with Leonardo DiCaprio on Wolf of Wall Street Jonah Hill has became the go to for characters portraying real life characters. Jonah Hill got some inspiring advice about playing real life characters from DiCaprio; “If you have to play them,you better know them”. Unfortunately Jonah was not able to get much of information from Efraim Diveroli, since he was currently in jail and didn’t want anything to do with the movie. Regardless of that Jonah Hill once again proved his incredible acting skills.
With the war in Iraq raging on, Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach, In the real life story Efraim Diveroli offers childhood friend David Packouz a chance to make big bucks by becoming an international arms dealer. Together, they exploit a government initiative that allows businesses to bid on U.S. military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. They soon find themselves in over their heads after landing a $300 million deal to supply Afghan forces, a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events.