Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #45. Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese

The Wolf of Wall Street

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer(s): Terence Winter
Producer(s): Scorsese, Riza Aziz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Joey McFarland
U.S. Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Jon Bernthal, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Shea Whigham, Ethan Suplee, Rob Reiner, Spike Jonze, Joanna Lumley, Margot Robbie, Jake Hoffman

For those who did not get enough out of Boiler Room, or think that pairing of Scorsese and DiCaprio delivers in spades (this is their fifth collaboration), then The Wolf of Wall Street, a white collar-ish crime tale contains more testosterone than The Departed did. I’ve yet to read the novel, but Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey should be interesting supporting players.

Gist: Based on the novel by Jordan Belfort, this centers on Belfort (DiCaprio), a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 1990s securities fraud case that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration.

Release Date: Currently in post – I wouldn’t be surprised if Paramount secures an awards-friendly spot, and if they decided to go before December, this could reach for an East Coast (NYFF) or West Coast (AFI Film Fest) friendly premiere.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)