Make no mistake, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the biggest Oscar contenders you’ll be hearing more and more about in the months to come.
The film sees Scorsese returning behind the camera following the Oscar-winning Hugo, and with Leonardo DiCaprio leading an all-star cast, things have been looking good for the true-story crime-drama for some time now.
Set to hit US theatres in just under five months, Paramount and Universal have released the first trailer, and it is an excellent first look at what is sure to be a contender later this year.
A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration.
DiCaprio stars alongside Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bernthal, Jean Dujardin, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Cristin Milioti, Rob Reiner, Margot Robbie, and Spike Jonze. And that is definitely a cast to look forward to.
Scorsese is directing from a script penned by past collaborator Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos), who adapts the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort.
The Wolf of Wall Street will be released in the US on November 15th, putting it in prime position for a run at the Academy Awards. And it will be crossing the Atlantic early in the New Year for a 17th January, 2014 UK release date, a day after the Oscar nominations are announced.