Back in 2002, when Leonardo DiCaprio was still working to forge a reputation outside of dreamboat in the wake of Titanic, who would have guessed that Gangs of New York would make him Martin Scorsese's next macho muse. After The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island, Scorsese's 2013 release The Wolf of Wall Street marks the pair's fifth collaboration. DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, a New York stockbroker who made a mint in the 1980s founding one of the first major chop shop brokerage firms. However, by 1994, he'd gone from the top of his game to exile, being banned for life from the securities business. Based on Belfort's memoir of the same name, The Wolf of Wall Street aims to tell his incredible story, loaded with decadence and corruption.
The film has been in production in New York for a few weeks now, and today EW has a look at DiCaprio in action. The image below appears to have the hot shot being carted off by authorities, and in the background you can spot Kyle Chandler as Patrick Denham, the FBI agent who brought Belfort down.
Paramount has already committed to distribute The Wolf of Wall Street, which seems an easy decision considering Scorsese and DiCaprio's last collaboration, Shutter Island, pulled in a healthy $128 million domestically. Of course, this venture has plenty more going for it, boasting a sensational cast that includes Academy Award-nominee Jonah Hill, Academy Award-winner Jean Dujardin, and Matthew McConaughey, the early frontrunner for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Basically, the prospects for The Wolf of Wall Street look great. Now, all it needs is a release date.
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