Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio Reunite! Again.
In what will be their fifth time collaborating on the big screen, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will reunite for The Wolf of Walk Street based on Jordan Belfort’s 2008 memoir. The Hollywood Reporter puts to rest rumors that have been flying for a while about Scrosese and DiCaprio working together again, and confirmed last week that The Wolf of Wall Street was a go.
Belfort’s memoir talks about his days as an investment banker on Wall Street, and DiCaprio will step into Belfort’s shoes. Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland of Red Granite Pictures, owner of the rights to the book, will produce along with DiCaprio and Jennifer Killoran of Appian Way. Sikelia Productions (Scorsese and Emma Koskoff’s company) and Alexandra Milchan of EMJAG Productions will also produce. Irwin Winkler and Georgia Kacandes are stepping in as executive producers.
Aziz states: “Everything about this film plays to Martin Scorsese’s genius and visionary storytelling,” said Aziz in a statement. “At its heart, The Wolf of Wall Street is about the rise of new ‘modern’ gangsters in New York. Wall Street gangsters that redefined excess, greed and arrogance. We’re excited to see Mr. Scorsese take the reins of this visceral, tumultuous ride.”
Production for The Wolf of Wall Street will begin in New York in August with the screenplay adapted by Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire).