Another one bites the dust. Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese will shoot his next film, The Wolf of Wall Street, digitally, according to his long time editor Thelma Schoonmaker. His last film, Hugo, was also shot digitally but since it was in 3D, that made sense. The Wolf of Wall Street will be 2D, though, and Schoonmaker believes the decision marks Scorsese’s choice to officially abandon film for digital. Read more after the break. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Hugo director Martin Scorsese and The Artist star Jean Dujardin were probably rooting against each other at this year’s Oscars, when both of their films were up for Best Picture. But they could find themselves on the same side for the 2014 ceremonies.
The French actor has just entered talks for The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese’s adaptation of Jordan Belfort‘s memoir about living it up as a hard-partying broker in the ’80s. Dujardin joins Leonardo DiCaprio, who’s set for the lead, along with Jonah Hill and Kyle Chandler. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
Over the five seasons that he played Coach Taylor on Friday Night Lights, Kyle Chandler perfected the art of the stern talking-to. In fact, a lot of the time, he didn’t even have to open his mouth — just a disapproving scowl was enough to get even the most unruly teen football players in line. Now Chandler will try to work a similar magic on Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street, an adaptation of Jordan Belfort‘s ’80s Wall Street memoir of the same title. More details after the jump.
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Even as he continues to make audiences laugh in films like the upcoming The Watch (formerly Neighborhood Watch), Jonah Hill is making progress on the more serious side of his career as well. The Oscar-nominated Moneyball star is in talks for Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street, joining lead actor (and frequent Scorsese collaborator) Leonardo DiCaprio. If Hill keeps this up, he could become an even bigger dramatic star than he is a comedic one. More details after the jump.
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We can stop wondering what Martin Scorsese will do to follow Hugo, and it won’t be his long-hoped for project Silence. Last month we heard that Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio would reunite to make their fifth film together: an adaptation of the Jordan Belfort memoir The Wolf of Wall Street. Now the ink is on their contracts. (At one point it looked like Ridley Scott might make the film with DiCaprio starring, but Scott moved on to other projects.)
And so The Wolf of Wall Street, working from a script by Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire), will shoot in New York in August. More details follow. Read More »
At this point it probably unsafe to declare that any one project will be Martin Scorsese‘s next before cameras start to roll, but it looks like his next movie is really and truly decided. (Seriously.) Financing has come together for Scorsese to make The Wolf of Wall Street, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio, making the film the pair’s fifth collaboration.
So it looks like, once again, Scorsese’s long-planned adaptation of the novel Silence will have to wait, as will his adaptation of the Jo Nesbo book The Snowman. Read More »
UPDATE: OK, a couple new things have come up. Yes, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will make The Wolf of Wall Street, and financing details and the shoot date will be revealed at Cannes. But it’s not the director’s next movie. THR reports and The Playlist confirms that will be Silence, aka Mr. Scorsese’s adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel and the ‘Jesuit drama’ that the director has talked about doing for several years. Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal have all been attached in the past, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens. Daniel Day-Lewis is set for Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln, which is meant to shoot this fall. Theoretically, he could go right from Silence to Lincoln, but we’ll have to see what schedules get drawn up. Original article follows.
Martin Scorsese has been busy in the past couple years: after Shutter Island he directed the pilot for Boardwalk Empire and then went into making his first 3D film, Hugo Cabret. And while the latter is a big production it seemed to be Boardwalk Empire that really energized him. Based on his comments afterward, working fast and relatively cheap was a creative shot in the arm.
So this news makes a lot of sense: Martin Scorsese is reportedly once again set to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in an adaptation of the real-life financial malfeasance story The Wolf of Wall Street, and this time the film is set up as an indie rather than a studio picture. Read More »
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So are films about financial disaster and malfeasance going to be the new thing for a few months? We’ve got Oliver Stone’s sequel to Wall Street hitting soon, and the cast for Margin Call either means that it’s a good piece of work or that it’s just the best gig going in New York right now. That’s to say nothing of the many documentaries that are covering the action and aftermath of the recent financial crisis.
So I’m not surprised to see that plans are being revived to make The Wolf of Wall Street, a film that once resided on Martin Scorsese‘s slate with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star. DiCaprio is still a part of the package, but now Ridley Scott may direct. Read More »