Only a few people have seen The Wolf of Wall Street, from Martin Scorsese — mostly guild members and Oscar pundits — but the word has been pretty enthusiastic. I’ve heard that the movie is funny and extraordinarily debauched; that NC-17 talk wasn’t idle chatter. (DiCaprio describes it as “a modern day Caligula.“) There’s a lot of talk about how good the cast is, and also some interesting notes about the music choices.
We’ll all get to see it soon, as the movie opens on Christmas Day, but for now you can either watch or bookmark this great roundtable talk with the creators. Scorsese takes part, with star/producer Leonardo DiCaprio, co-star Jonah Hill, and screenwriter Terence Winter. Read More »
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Martin Scorsese rarely holds back when making his films. Some of his work, from Taxi Driver to The Last Temptation of Christ, stands as among the most provocative in mainstream cinema thanks to violence and (to a lesser degree) sex, and the director’s willingness to engage those elements directly.
Jordan Belfort’s biography The Wolf of Wall Street is a story that is rife with hedonism, as Belfort rode out of the ’80s and into the ’90s making insane amounts of money. Unsurprisingly, some of it was spent on women and sex. Given Scorsese’s tendencies, there’s every reason to expect those elements would be in his film The Wolf of Wall Street as well. The trailers certainly suggest there will be a lot of flesh on display.
Too much, in fact, as Scorsese had to trim sex and nudity to prevent the film being slapped with an NC-17. Even with those cuts, Wolf clocks in at two hours, fifty-nine minutes, the longest film of Scorsese’s career. Read More »
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’ve now heard buzz on almost all of the major Fall releases. Two we’re still a bit in the dark about, though, are David O. Russell’s American Hustle and Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street. That’ll surely change in the coming weeks as each release is quickly approaching, but Paramount has begun to build the hype for Scorsese’s latest. Commercials have started airing for the Christmas release and now several new images, a clip and two awesome posters have made it online.
The Wolf of Wall Street opens December 25 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey among others. Check out the new media – which includes some awesome behind the scenes looks of Scorsese in action – below. Read More »
The second trailer from Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street may not have the propulsive drive of the first, which was powered by Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead,’ but it does have a few oh-so-perfect shots of Leonardo DiCaprio reacting to the insane wealth and resulting lifestyle his character enjoys. It’s a gif wonderland, this trailer. The fist-bite shot above is just one example.
Here we see DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, who with an eager beaver assistant played by Jonah Hill (wearing some massive false choppers) builds a young, go-getting brokerage firm. They make more cash than they know what do do with; trouble is, most of what they’re doing is totally illegal. Oops. The feds show up, of course, but not before this tale of Wall Street hubris really plays in the sandbox of insane wealth.
It all looks deliberately exaggerated and more than bit over the top, but seeing Scorsese and DiCaprio in a mode this lively is a joy to behold. Read More »
Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street will be released on December 25th 2013. THR reports that the filmmaker delivered a shortened version of the film to Paramount. Original story follows after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
Officially, The Wolf of Wall Street is still set to open November 15. But a couple of weeks back, word got around that Martin Scorsese was having trouble getting it together in time for that deadline, and it looked like we’d have to wait until 2014 to see it.
Today, though, we’re hearing that the situation might not be quite that dire. According to a new report, Scorsese and his editor Thelma Schoonmaker are scrambling to finish the cut by Thanksgiving. That’d allow them to open the film by the end of the year, keeping it in contention for next year’s Oscars. Hit the jump for the latest update on this much-anticipated project.
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Nothing is official yet, but multiple outlets are reporting Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming film The Wolf of Wall Street is highly unlikely to hit its November 15, 2013 release date.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler and Jean Dujardin, and rumor has it Scorsese recently turned in a near-three hour cut and needs to slim it down closer to two. That’ll take some time, and that time will likely mean the film misses the 2013 Oscar race. Read More »
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Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street, developed by and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a black comedy that traces the rise and fall of a stockbroker who played fast and loose with the rules. (DiCaprio describes some of the humor as “pretty sadistic,” and explains “We take the lives of the people in the film seriously; we don’t take the genre seriously.”)
The film is based on Jordan Belfort’s book The Wolf of Wall Street, and we see DiCaprio as Belfort, who made millions and relished the excess pleasures that came with outrageous success in the early/mid ’90s.
What little footage we’ve seen of the film explodes with an exuberant energy. But there’s a different vibe in some new behind the scenes stills, a few of which, shot in black and white, are almost classic in their appeal. One example is above; check out more below. Read More »