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Rob Reiner Is Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dad In Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’

Rob Reiner Is Leonardo DiCaprio's Dad In Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

Well, if Martin Scorsese is looking to throw off any expectations people might have about his upcoming “The Wolf Of Street,” he’s doing a pretty good job. It’s been a bit of an odd bunch assembled for the movie thus far, but apparently, we ain’t seen nothing yet.

Rob Reiner will make his first big screen appearance in nearly a decade (he last appeared in “Alex & Emma” which he also directed) playing Leonardo DiCaprio‘s father Max in the film. Uh, okay then. While the film, penned by Terence Winter, tells the true story of Jordan Belfort, a wheeling and dealing New York stockbroker who sees his career and personal life fall into shambles thanks to sex, drugs and alcohol, but is this going to be a more lighthearted movie than we previously thought? With Reiner joined by guys like Jonah Hill and Jean Dujardin, we’re beginning to wonder…

Guess we’ll soon find out, and maybe Reiner is going to go all serious on us. Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti and Margot Robbie round out the cast for the film, which starts shooting later this summer. [Deadline]

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Comments

Christian

Scorsese said that the film is going to be a comedy, so the casting does make sense.

WRT

The script is a mile-a-minute recounting from Jordan's perspective — very much in the same style as Goodfellas — and as much dark comedy as drama (if not more). It is lighthearted in a way. It's certainly not grim, which of course it could've been. I would only say it's redundant in the sense that it reminded me so much of Goodfellas. It's the kind of movie that will play as great entertainment, but the way the story is told (super fast pace, very plotty) will keep it from achieving anything like masterpiece tier. I think it will the best Scorsese since The Departed, though

d

I dunno, this looks like a pretty normal cast to me.

Jen

No, the script for this isn't' lighthearted at all. It's insufferable and redundant.

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