In The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio plays Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scheme that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.
Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street may yet make its 2013 release date, with Showbiz 411 reporting that the director is determined to get the film edited in time for the Oscar deadline.
The site had previously reported that Paramount had made the decision to push the film back to 2014, but it now seems that Scorsese is aiming to get the film finished by 25 November.
That would give the studio a month to mount a publicity push ahead of a Christmas Day release date while making it eligible for this year's Oscars, even if the new date would represent a six-week delay on the film's initial slot of 15 November.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life trader Jordan Belfont, who lifted the lid on the corruption, sex and drug abuse prevalent on Wall Street in the '80s.Source: www.totalfilm.com
Matthew McConaughey's career revolution doesn't look to be letting up any time soon - he's just joined the cast of Martin Scorsese's Wolf Of Wall Street.
Based on Jordan Belfort's tell-all memoir, Wolf's plot tracks how the drug-addict young stockbroker was indicted in 1998 for money laundering and locked behind bars for almost two years.
Leonardo DiCaprio will play Belfort in the movie, while McConaughey has signed on for the role of Mark Hanna, Belfort's boss and mentor.
Shooting kicks off in New York this month, and despite Scorsese's newfound love for 3D (with Hugo), Wolf will be shot in digital 2D.Source: www.totalfilm.com
The Wolf Of Wall Street looks set to add some Oscar-winning talent to its casting line-up, with the news that The Artist's Jean Dujardin is currently in talks to appear.
The film will adapt the memoirs of Jordan Belfort, a Wall Street stockbroker who spent the early '90s drinking and drug-snaffling his way from one high-powered party to the next, before finally being jailed in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering.
Leonardo DiCaprio will play the title role, while Scorsese has Dujardin in mind to play Jean-Jacques Handali, a smooth Swiss banker involved in "cleaning" illicit moneys for Belfort's company.
If he signs on to play Handali, Dujardin will join an already impressive ensemble including Jonah Hill as Belfort's friend and business partner, and Kyle Chandler as the FBI agent charged with bringing the whole scam crashing down.
With Scorsese directing from a script from Boardwalk Empire writer Terence Winter, The Wolf Of Wall Street is expected to arrive in 2013, with an exact release date to be confirmed. Expect red braces to make a comeback in a big way...Source: www.totalfilm.com
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