Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up again for the rise and fall of stockbroker Jordan Belfort in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
It’s a tale of excess like you’ve never seen. Jordan Belfort quickly became an insanely wealthy stockbroker from a mixture of savvy investments and illegal deals in the 1990s and his rise and fall is charted in bravura style by Martin Scorsese in his new movie THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
He teams up with Leonardo DiCaprio for the fifth time and whose commanding turn as Belfort will surely bring him another Oscar nomination. But it’s certainly not a one-man show because Scorsese surrounds DiCaprio with a dynamite supporting cast including Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Favreau and recent Oscar winner Jean Dujardin. What people are also talking about is the performance of Jonah Hill as Belfort’s partner-in-crime Donnie Azoff and it’s great to see in another fantastically accomplished dramatic role from him following his superb and rightly Oscar-nominated portrayal in Moneyball.
So how did it all come about? The story of how DiCaprio eventually got the rights to Belfort’s memoir and the subsequent behind-the-scenes tales of filming are very entertainingly told in an incredible roundtable interview given by Scorsese, DiCaprio, Hill, and writer Terence Winter in the December issue of The Hollywood Reporter which you can read via the link below. It serves as a brilliant appetiser before the main course arrives when the film opens in the UK on 17th January.