The first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is online thanks to Paramount Pictures, and may I say it is one of the more interesting trailers I’ve ever seen in a long time. Based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Jordan Belfort it chronicles Belfort’s excesses during the 80s when he was a stock broker with no moral compass. Alcohol flowed like the river Nile, piles of ill-gotten millions were spent frivolously and women were throwaway trophies. But the coke-fueled pool parties don’t last forever especially when the mob wants to get into the game and the FBI wants to shut it down. The trailer below is “fun,” fast paced and provides more than a few bizarre scenes that will need their context explained (I’m willing to bet Matthew McConaughey had to run through 20 retakes in one of the stranger ones). It’s definitely off the beaten path for Scorsese but he’s never failed to deliver (doubly so when DiCaprio is involved with his projects). See the excess for yourself!
The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner, Margot Robbie, Spike Jonze, Kyle Chandler and Jean Dujardin.
Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title — “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.
The Wolf of Wall Street corrupts US theaters on December 25, 2013 and UK theaters on January 17, 2014.