‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Looks to Make 2013 Release Date; New Trailer Arriving Soon

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Studios traditionally save their most artistically-promising movies for release until the last three months of the year (a.k.a. awards season), and 2013 is no different than any other year, in that respect. Director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Terence Winter – collaborators on the pilot episode for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire TV series (created by Winter and produced by Scorsese) – teamed for a true story-based examination of 1990s Wall Street, titled The Wolf of Wall Street, which has been slated to be a major competitor in the 2013 awards derby for some time now.

However, a couple weeks ago, the news emerged that Scorsese’s new film (his fifth headlined by Leonardo DiCaprio) might not make the November 2013 release date it was originally scheduled for. It now seems all the more certain that Wolf of Wall Street will be pushed back; though, it’s still on course to reach theaters before the year’s end – and thus, be a contender at the 2014 Oscars ceremony (good news for those of you who’ve been planning to bet heavily on the film snagging a golden award or two).

Showbiz 411 is reporting that Scorsese and his Wolf of Wall Street editor Thelma Schoonmaker (the director’s frequent collaborator since they worked together on Who’s That Knocking at My Door in 1967) are working hard to cut down the current three-hour long version of the film, before Scorsese departs to serve as the jury president at the 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival during the last week of this November.

Moreover, a new Wolf of Wall Street trailer was recently classified, which suggests it should be dropping online in the near future (i.e. in order to promote the movie in time for a 2013 premiere).

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As such, it’s looking more and more likely that Paramount will move Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit back to 2014 and let Wolf of Wall Street takes its Christmas Day 2013 release date. Such a date exchange is something that has been anticipated since the initial reports about Wolf of Wall Street making slow progress in the editing room – with additional evidence having been provided shortly thereafter, by the recently-unveiled Jack Ryan poster/trailer‘s lack of an official release date.

Scorsese and DiCaprio’s last team-effort, Shutter Island, was delayed from an awards season launch in 2008 until early 2009, but Wolf of Wall Street has always read as being too much of an Academy-friendly project to follow suit. After all, the latter’s based-on-facts subject matter is relevant (When have films that examine the avarice and absurd lifestyles of stock brokers not been timely?), while the cast includes numerous big and/or acclaimed Hollywood players – Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner and Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist), among others.

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Of course, the concern now is that Wolf of Wall Street will suffer from being rushed, since cutting down a carefully-structured three hour-long movie is no simple task. That said, it’s best to remember: Scorsese and Schoonmaker established their filmmaking legacies long ago and have Oscars to show for it (three, in the case of the latter). In other words, there’s little to no reason to question their integrity and cynically assume that the pair would hand over a subpar movie product – just so it can be used as fresh Oscar bait, that is.


We’ll let you know when/if Paramount officially sets The Wolf of Wall Street for a new release date.

Source: Showbiz 411

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  1. It’s Scorsese. It’s gonna be amazing…hopefully another masterpiece. And with that cast, I can see it being one. I mean it’s DiCaprio, Hill, McConaughey, Chandler, and Dujardin. Nice cast man.

    In Scorsese we Trust(only a couple directors you can say this with).

    • Maybe 20 years ago.

  2. It’s not like Martin Scorsese hasn’t made a miss before. I’m wondering if this film will be decent at best, much like the Gangs of New York mess (though it seems the Oscars were not turned off by messes).

    • Gangs of New York wasn’t a masterpiece, but was a very great and entertaining movie , 8/10

      • I was very entertained by it, also. It just didn’t compare to Martin’s best movies.

        • I cant stand gangs of new york.

  3. Nope, Gangs of New York was pretty dumb. So was Shutter Island

  4. Liked Gangs, liked Shutter, neither particularly blew me (or anyone) away, hopefully this will but even if it doesn’t I’m sure it will be good at the very least.

  5. I thought Shutter Island was great, unique movie. The departed is probably my favourite of his, yet too see Goodfellas though I admit.

    • Shutter Island is one of my favorite films, as well as The Departed. Haven’t seen Gangs of New York though, I’ll probably check it out soon. Really excited about Wolf of Wall Street, with the cast and director, how can someone not be?

    • My 2 Cents…
      If you’re ever going to watch Shutter Island again switch the color on your TV to black & white.
      I did it on a whim once and it gives the movie such a different feel and tone.

      • If you need to do that is it really worth watching?

  6. I guess people who don’t like Leonardo DiCaprio aren’t too excited.

  7. Leonardo is going for that elusive Oscar

    • He should have won over Waltz last year. I fear one day his head will explode during one of his trademark freak out’s.

      • Definently agree, not to discourage waltz but he one two oscars for similar roles.

  8. dat gif

  9. Gangs sucked. Day Lewis made that film watchable. Shutter island sucked. Departed was ok but it’s a remake, doesn’t count IMO. Scorsese hadn’t made a great film in 20 years. Dicrapio should have teamed up with a young director to make 6 films with. I get he’s trying to be senior and all but don’t use the director he did. Make your own legacy. Weak.

  10. The last few Scorsese pics left me a little disappointed. I had begun to think Marty had become a ‘gun for hire’ and that his brilliance may have been spent (his earlier works were some of the best movies ever made). I attended a screening of The Wolf of Wall Street this evening, and was expecting to be unimpressed. I am happy to say I was completely blown away. This pic is Marty at his best. I laughed, I cringed, I related (with fond memories as well as a bit of guilt) and I TOTALLY believed every unbelievable moment. A good book, a great screenplay and a delightful cast were formed and molded into what I believe should get Scorsese a best director Oscar, and likely a Best Picture Award for the movie. Leo DiCaprio has grown into a versatile actor and his creation of this super hero dirtbag’s roller coaster ride in this crazy (true) story is really honest and delightfully entertaining. Jonah Hill pulled out all the stops too and this is definitely his best work. Thank you Mr. Scorsese for delivering the goods so brilliantly!