Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio could team up for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Director Ridley Scott is hoping to reteam with actor Leonardo DiCaprio on the big screen adaptation of “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The project has been in the works for years, but recently appears to have gained traction again with big names such as Scott, DiCaprio, and Martin Scorsese attached to develop the project.
The film project is an adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s 1990’s memoir with the same title that tells of the extreme decadence of Wall Street stockbrokers. The project nearly got underway two years ago with Martin Scorsese directing and DiCaprio starring, but a battle between Warner Bros. and Paramount stalled the project and resulted in Scorsese and DiCaprio teaming up for “Shutter Island.” Terry Winter, who wrote and produced HBO’s “The Sopranos” and the upcoming series “Boardwalk Empire,” wrote the script for the project.
All three major players have very busy upcoming schedules, meaning there is a lot to be worked out for this project. Scorsese, who has passed the directing baton to Scott, will join to produce but has “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” in the works. Scott has the prequel to the “Alien” lined up at Fox and the studio has made it a priority film. DiCaprio is next scheduled to appear in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Hoover biopic “Hoover.”