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Monday, June 17, 2013

It's All About the Benjamins, Baby: The First Trailer for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Emerges

Don't you just love when Leonardo DiCaprio plays an arrogant prick? I know I do.

Even better, he's re-teamed with his cinematic godfather, director Martin Scorsese, in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, a film that emphasizes the age-old mantra of "greed is good." Or so it seems.

More on the film below:

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration.

DiCaprio plays the aforementioned stockbroker who in the new trailer is seen chilling on a boat, throwing lobster at his foes (or just for fun?), and imitating monkey sounds at a fancy restaurant with Matthew McConaughey. 

It sounds kind of ridiculous, but it's Scorsese, so I'm sure some heads will be bashed in and there will be blood. 

The movie was inspired by Jordan Belfort's (played by DiCaprio in the movie) book of the same title. Anyone here read it? It's been on my to-read list for a while. Screenwriter Terrence Winter, who's mostly known for his Emmy-winning TV work on "The Sopranos" and "Boardwalk Empire," penned the script.

Jon Favreau, Spike Jonze, Rob Reiner and Jon Bernthal (who you may know from TV's "The Walking Dead") are also in the film. Oh, and Jonah Hill, whose surprising ascent up the Hollywood ladder has him now starring in Scorsese films (how did this happen?). 

Check out the trailer for the film, and share your thoughts in the comments below.

I still can't quite figure out whether the movie is a comedy or a drama, based on this trailer alone. But this should be entertaining, if anything. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET hits theaters November 15th.


Daniel said...

That's looks really impressive!

Courtney said...

I'm still on my Leo2013 campaign kick. This film definitely looks like it's going to be a roller-coaster of badass Scorsese-ness. I'm not sure if this will garner Leo that Oscar he's deserved for decade(s) now, but here's hoping!!

Dankwa Brooks said...

This looks like another winner from Scorsese. Candice didn't like it, but I thought The Aviator starring Leo and directed by Scorsese was their last masterpiece.

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