Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is becoming one of the most talked about films of the year, and would appear to be a bit of a marmite film. Critics have either loved it, or hated it, with some even heckling Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere earlier this week.
I think the film looks insane, and will be absolutely brilliant, and we now have two new behind the scenes featurettes to confirm just how wild this film is. Check out the two videos below.
The Wolf of Wall Street see’s director Martin Scorsese once again working with star Leonardo DiCaprio.
Based on ex-stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s memoirs, Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the role of Belfort, and his rise and fall in the 1980s financial scene. Hard partying and drug abusing Belfort was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering, and spent 22 months in a federal prison as a result.
Belfort’s memoirs have been adapted by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) and principals Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland produce, alongside Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Alexandra Milchan, DiCaprio and his partner Jennifer Killoran.
The film also stars Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner.
The Wolf of Wall Street arrives in US cinemas on Christmas Day and will be released in the UK on 17 January 2014.
Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title – “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.