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Scott Hunting The Wolf Of Wall Street?
Leonardo DiCaprio remains the lead

08 July 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Even before they made Shutter Island, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio were throwing around ideas for other movies that they could collaborate on. One of the more popular titles was an adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoir The Wolf of Wall Street. But now it looks like one of DiCaprio’s other director mates could be stepping in to make the movie instead, with Deadline reporting that Ridley Scott is in early talks to take over the megaphone.

So what happened to Scorsese and DiCaprio’s plans? Seems it was scuppered by studio bickering, with Paramount and Warner Bros. at loggerheads as to who would get to produce it. Marty has since moved on to make The Invention of Hugo Cabret and has a stack of other projects on the go.

But while Sir Rid is a logical choice to take the film on, given his prior relationship with DiCaprio, it’s also surprising that he’d want to add yet another possible movie to his own heavily crammed schedule. Still, he’s apparently thrilled by the script that former Sopranos writer Terence Winter forged from Belfort’s tales of stockbroker excess in the 1990s, with a rich seam of smarmy financial bastards who profited off their investors until they were brought down by the authorities.

DiCaprio is still attached, planning to produce as well as star, though given both his and Scott’s busy work lives, there’s no idea when it might actually get to our screens.
 


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All That Glitters Ain't Gold
Let's hope "Wolf Of Wall Street" isn't as routine as "Body Of Lies" was. There was no real passion or inspiration in that movie and it's hard to see why it was made. Enough Wall Street flicks already, the reality of what those bastards did is hard enough to deal with without glorifying them in movies. More

Posted by BenTramer at 22:11 on 08 July 2010 | Report This Post

Sounds like...
No to dismiss the talents of both Scott and DeCaprio - and Im sure it would be a hell of a movie, but it does sound a little like it could be 'Boiler Room 2' (criminally underrated 'Corporation makes money by conning folks out of cash' movie). Not to say that would be a bad thing but perhaps more suited to an ensemble cast on not leaning towards a star heavy lead. Just a thought........... More

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