‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Releasing Christmas Day; ‘Jack Ryan’ Pushed to 2014?

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For over a decade, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have developed a reputation as one of the strongest director-actor teams working today. Their partnership has resulted in four highly acclaimed releases, including Oscar winners The Departed and The Aviator. So, to say that their anticipation is high for their fifth collaboration, The Wolf of Wall Street, is certainly an understatement.

The film – based on the autobiography by New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort – has long been viewed as an awards season frontrunner and was originally set for release in November (i.e. just in time to build up Oscar buzz). However, recent reports have indicated that post-production on the film is taking longer than expected, and the film’s delay may cause Paramount to bump its franchise reboot Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit into next year. As it turns out, it’s looking like that is exactly what’s about to happen.

According to the Los Angeles Times, The Wolf of Wall Street will now hit theaters on Christmas Day 2013. The decision not to push the film back to 2014 was almost certainly motivated as a way of maximizing its chances during the upcoming award season, and this new high-profile date sandwiches The Wolf of Wall Street between other Oscar hopefuls The Monuments Men and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The film is written by Terence Winter and costars Jonah Hill and Matthew McConnaughey

Since Paramount is moving one of their biggest awards contenders into its slot, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – which stars Chris Pine as the titular Tom Clancy hero – will likely arrive in early 2014. January is typically one of the slower months at the box office; so don’t be surprised if Jack Ryan doesn’t make his way into theaters until February, when thrillers like Safe House and Scorsese’s own Shutter Island thrived. At the very least, Paramount will want to leave a significant window following the launch of The Wolf of Wall Street.

Neither of these new release dates is 100% official yet, though Paramount is expected to make announcement any day now.

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How do you think these prospective new release dates will affect The Wolf of Wall Street‘s Oscar chances, and will Jack Ryan perform better or worse early next year? Sound off in the comments section below.


Stay tuned to Screen Rant for the latest on The Wolf of Wall Street and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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  1. Don’t forget American Hustle on Christmas.

    • Yup. That one expands nationwide on Christmas.

      I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the Christmas date for ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ is merely an Oscar qualifying run that’s only in a few major markets before Paramount expands in January. That would make the most sense from a commercial perspective because I’m sure the studio wants this to do solid business. Might be smart to move ‘Wolf’ away from all the competition… ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Wolf’ will be going after the same target audience for sure.

      • Could be the reason why.

        Then again, probably wouldn’t bother the rest of the world because we didn’t get Lincoln until the end of February, same for The Artist the previous year actually too.

  2. Man, I was really looking forward to the new Jack Ryan movie. I don’t care too much for DiCaprio, so I’ll probably skip that one.

  3. I’ll give Jack Ryan a watch whenever it comes out on Netflix.

  4. Stopped looking forward to this movie since I heard that Scorsese was forced to do a quick edit, shortening the movie by an hour. Scorsese is one of the all time greats, but he can ruin a potentially great film when rushing the production. Like Gangs of New York or Shutter Island, and I’m not even sure if those films were rushed.

  5. No reason to plan strategically for the Oscars..

    I’ve seen 12 Years a Slave. It will destroy the Oscars.

    • Exact-fcking-ly ^^

  6. i’m pretty glad, jack ryan is moved till next year.
    christmas season is always so busy with so many good movies out. i prefer animated movies by then and probably wouldn’t see all these action/thriller movies until later

  7. Wow my two most anticipated movies of the year, American Hustle and now Wolf of Wall Street released on the same day? What a great Christmas present!

  8. Leonardo DiCaprio is so overrated. He overemotes in every single movie he is in. It’s pathetic. I doubt that his downfall will start with a Martin Scorsese movie. I also think that this movie will be fine but it won’t be enough against American Hustle. Jack Ryan looks good and it really should put Chris Pine moreso on the map.