‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Trailer: DiCaprio & Scorsese Take On 1990s Wall Street

Published 1 year ago by , Updated August 2nd, 2013 at 4:35 am,

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Jordan Belfort ruled Wall Street with an iron fist, back in the 1990s, after he founded the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont. He began to rake in thousands of dollars a minute and developed a hard-partying lifestyle fueled by an endless supply of drugs, sex, and international mayhem (all the while he enjoyed married life with children at home).

Soon – or rather, not soon enough – a federal investigation threatened to reveal the dirty side of Belfort’s white collar business, which included stock manipulation, securities fraud and dealings with the Mafia. This is the story of The Wolf of Wall Street.

Director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio reunited for The Wolf of Wall Street, which is the duo’s fifth collaboration over the past decade (going back to Gangs of New York in 2002). The film is based on Belfort’s published memoir and was adapted for the screen by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, with a supporting cast that includes Jonah Hill (This Is the End), Matthew McConaughey (Mud), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Kyle Chandler (Zero Dark Thirty), Margot Robbie (Pan Am), Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Jon Favreau (Iron Man 3).

Check out trailer screenshots from The Wolf of Wall Street:

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The Wolf of Wall Street trailer definitely gives off a “Goodfellas meets Boiler Room” vibe – the latter film was inspired by Belfort  - between DiCaprio’s voiceover narration and showing the downright bizarre antics that transpired under the Wolf’s reign (be it dwarf tossing in the office or DiCaprio’s moves on the dance floor). The threat of an imminent meltdown is palpable, even in these two to three minutes of footage, and that bodes well for Scorsese and Winter’s crackling examination of the perverted American Dream in the actual film.

DiCaprio is bringing his characteristic intensity to the titular role, but there’s potential for scene-stealing performance from his costars like McConaughey (who looks unusually gaunt here, following his turn as AIDS victim Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyer’s Club). Indeed, the early signs point to Wolf of Wall Street being an energetic and biting damnation of Wall Street excess living – one that’s pretty dang entertaining to watch, no less.

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The Wolf of Wall Street opens in U.S. theaters on November 15th, 2013.

Source: Paramount Pictures

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  1. Dang that Margot is hot. Used to love watching her on the soapie Neighbours. Movie looks great, definitely has the standard scorsese themes but feels like a quirky fresh direction. Looks like a great role for leo. Saw him in Gatsby, which was a bit overdone, but he owned the character, particularly the scene when he first met Daisy again. Such a brilliant actor. Awesome dance moves .. tho hopefully it’s not an attack of boneitus.

  2. I want Leo to win his Academy Award!

  3. It looks great. I like the use of voiceover as well as it brings back fond memories of Goodfellas. Leo looks awesome too chewing up the scenery and swaggering about.

  4. In the gif of DiCaprio dancing, just over his right shoulder. The guy wearing khakis, a tie and suspenders. Is that Ethan Suplee in a fake mustache and hair piece?

    • Yes sir.

  5. Haha!!
    I really didn’t expect to laugh as much as I did while watching this trailer.
    It’s Marty & Leo again so there’s no way I’m not seeing this.
    Also,
    I like the Kanye West song used here and I normally hate Kanye West. :)

  6. Hmm I love everyone involved and Marty and Leo are always a hit, but something just feels meh with this, how many riches to riches to bust stories can we see?

    The Great Fat Catsby?

  7. Dicaprio looks good, but like sandy said watch out for matthew, he could steal many scenes. Or even jonah hill

    • @Trey

      I agree completely. While I think DiCaprio will be great and I hope he finally gets his oscar, to me, it looks like any acting oscar here may go to McConaughey. He looks like he’s gonna steal the show.

      But then again, what do I know?

      • @Ezra and @Trey: I agree about Matthew. He’s been a real roll lately and bringing his A game. If this movie is nominated and the cast is, I would love to see Matthew get a nod because of this and his past three movies.

  8. The guy directly over Leo’s shoulder in the Gif, that moves from one side to the other, is that John Krasinski with a beard?

    • That’s Jon Beranthal – Shane from Walking Dead!

      • No, I mean the guy who’s head is right over Leo’s left shoulder at the start of the Gif, and then moves to the other side.

        • No, John Krasinski is not in the movie.

  9. :D

    This is going to be a BLAST to watch.

  10. another Scorsese classic !

  11. Horrible. The music, the editing. It wasn’t even funny a bit. The ending was just dowright embarassing to watch. Scorsese, is this for teens or what?

    • Oh no ! The trailer looks great and real funny too. And the choice of music is also great. I don’t know who bit you , but i guess haters gonna hate.

  12. I also would like it if Leo gets his long-due Academy Award. Maybe even Matthew mconaughy or Jonah Hill for Best Suporting Actor ?

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