It looks like we can stop debating about whether or not this movie is coming, and start anticipating. After some talk that it wouldn’t be ready in time, “The Wolf Of Wall Street” is definitely coming by the end of the year. And with Paramount now sorting all of that out, they can start making sure they pack theaters this December. But something tells us they won’t have any trouble.
A new brand, pretty entertaining trailer has dropped, giving a whole new look at what Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are cooking up—and it looks like “Boiler Room” and “Wall Street” on cocaine. It’s all based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, a wheeling, dealing and very crooked New York stockbroker who rose to the top fuelled by sex, drugs and alcohol, and fell just as hard. And by his side, in what looks another surprising turn from Jonah Hill, was Donnie Azoff, who matched his pal’s penchant for debauchery.
But here’s the question: Can “The Wolf Of Wall Street” sustain this tone for what is a reported running time of 2 hours and 45 minutes? That’s roughly 20 or so minutes longer than “Goodfellas,” one of the most re-watchable movies of all time (ask anyone, if you catch it midstream on cable, you wind up watching the whole damn thing). It’ll be tough, but we trust that Scorsese has the touch.
“The Wolf Of Wall Street” opens on Christmas Day.