Scorsese And DiCaprio Reteaming For The Wolf Of Wall Street
With Martin Scorsese's Hugo Cabret coming out later this year and the announcement that he would be re-teaming with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci for The Irishman (along with Al Pacino), it seemed as though Scorsese was hitting pause on the Leonardo DiCaprio phase of his career. The director has been working with the actor since 2002's Gangs of New York and since then they've made three more movies, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island, and, apparently, they're not done yet.
Vulture has learned that Scorsese and DiCaprio will team-up a fifth time for The Wolf Of Wall Street, based on the book by Jordan Belfort. The project has been in development for nearly three years now, and was originally considered to be a collaboration between the two, but it was announced last July that it would instead be Ridley Scott at the helm. Now the project has apparently left Warner Bros. and Scott is no longer attached, so Scorsese has swooped back in to pick it up. Adapted by Terence Winter, who serves as an executive producer on Scorsese's HBO show Boardwalk Empire, the movie will be fueled by independent financing and could be in front of cameras by June.
The article doesn't make any mention of The Irishman, which is somewhat disheartening, but I can't really complain about this idea. The memoir, set in the 80s and 90s, is about the rise and fall of a stock brocker and all of the lavish insanity that comes with it. Sounds like a Scorsese movie to me.
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