‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Reunites Martin Scorsese & Leonardo DiCaprio
The Wrap has confirmed that after collaborating on critically lauded and Oscar winning hits such as The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006) and Gangs of New York (2002); legendary director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to reunite for the 5th time to bring the bestselling memoir by Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street, to the big screen. The film adaptation is described to be a “chronicle [of] Belfort’s Wall Street rise and fall, and show his hard-partying lifestyle, drug addiction and destructive personal life.” which eventually led to a 22 month stay in federal prison for charges in relation to stock market manipulation.
A now sober Belfort had this to say about this great reteaming for his memoir’s adaptation “After almost four years in development, I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am to finally be working with Leo and Marty on this. They’re the ultimate dream team, and it was definitely worth the wait.” Aside from the names officially attached to the project, not much else is set yet. An announcement will come in May at the swanky Cannes Film Festival for financing and production details. In addition to serving as director, Scorsese will produce alongside Leonardo Dicaprio’s company Appian Way and the script will be adapted by the same mind behind this year’s critically acclaimed Boardwalk Empire, Emmy winner Terry Winter. With such big names will this be another buzzworthy feature when awards season rolls around for 2012 or 2013?