Wolf Of Wallstreet is a film that has been long in the works. Director, Ridley Scott has just dropped out of the project due his new development the Alien prequel, Prometheus. According to Totalfilm.com, veteran director, Martin Scorsese has just signed on to direct the film and he will be working with his favorite young actor, none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. This will mark the fifth time that the duo has collaborated.
Wolf Of Wallstreet is based on Jordan Belfort’s autobiographical novel. The story follows Belfort’s rise and demise. He was one of the most infamous names in American finance, a savvy millionaire stock-trader. But as the story goes, Belfort got a little off track and found himself in a whirlpool drugs, alcohol, sex, and just happened to sink a 170ft motor yacht. He ended up in prison for 22 months on charges of market manipulation.The story line sounds something like a mix between a Bret Easton Ellis novel (American Psycho) and a Thom Wolfe novel (Bonfire of the Vanities).
Hopefully Scorsese and DiCaprio will deliver. They certainly need a comeback after last year’s atrocity, Shutter Island.
Before directing Wolf Of Wallstreet, Scorsese has another project in the works, Silence, also a book adaptation a Jesuit drama set in the 17th century that follows two priests facing Japanese persecution.