Scorsese and DiCaprio Reteam on Wall Street

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Source: Variety
March 26, 2007


Variety reports that Martin Scorsese is looking to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in the film adaptation of Jordan Belfort's upcoming tell-all autobiography The Wolf of Wall Street for Warner Bros. Pictures, with "The Sopranos" scribe Terence Winter aboard to write.

Alexandra Milchan will produce with DiCaprio's company Appian Way, which has a first-look deal with Warners. Scorsese's Sikelia Productions is attached to produce.

It's unknown, however, where "Wolf" stands on the list of potential directing projects that have been announced for Scorsese since the Academy Awards.

Milchan, daughter of producer Arnon Milchan, and literary agent Joel Gotler decided to go with Warners because of the Scorsese-DiCaprio combo offered by Appian Way and the studio, although no official deals are in place for Scorsese to direct or DiCaprio to star.

In The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio would play Belfort, 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.

Bantam Books publishes the autobiography in September.

Like Catch Me if You Can, "Wolf" would be a two-hander with a key part for a second star: Much of the film would hinge on Belfort's relationship with the FBI agent who tried to make him an informant.

Winter is expected to begin adapting the book immediately.

At Paramount, Scorsese is developing with an eye to direct The Long Play, a rock 'n' roll epic to be penned by "Departed" screenwriter William Monahan. He's also attached to direct the big screen adaptation of Eric Jager's historical novel Last Duel: A True Story of Crime.

Over at Warners, the studio and Graham King's Initial Entertainment Group recently picked up the screen rights to Brian Selznick children's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret as a potential directing vehicle for Scorsese.

DiCaprio's next movie will be the film adaptation of Richard Yates' 1961 book Revolutionary Road, reuniting him with Kate Winslet.
 
I have to say, I've never been a major DiCaprio fan, but both his movies this past year were 2 of my favorites........my friends and I still discuss "Blood Diamonds" over beers at the pub.....well not right now......lol......right now its the final 4.....but I'm sure it will come up again when I get to my Unit on Africa in my classes.......totally impressed.
 
Got this from the German GQ:

Translated, might be a little sketchy I used an online translator:


Is Leonardo Di Caprio its new Robert De Niro?
M.S.
No. Both are different. I still estimate Bobby over everything. And each time we meet, we promise ourselves that we will make a film together again. Actors can play a certain time certain roles - and then they play others. That is everything. I have myself neither with Robert De Niro überworfen, nor I subscribed on Leonardo DiCaprio. Although… I make the film after the next “The wolf on wall street” also with Leo. For the turning beginning the autumn is intended.

So it looks like fall they will be starting Wolf of Wall Street.


Anyone that knows German can give it a go.

http://www.vanityfair.de/articles/kultur/martin-scorsese/2008/03/05/1/08080/
 
It should be really interesting with Terence Winter aboard . I'm making early Oscar predictions.
 
Leo and Scorsese handling Wall Street? Sounds good.
 
They already have three or four projects in pre-production, and now this one? Looks like Scorsese really loves DiCaprio :)
 
Damn, another DiCaprio/Scorsese project! Very nice, especially:

In The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio would play Belfort, 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.

:woot::up:

I want to see DeNiro in a GOOD role again goddammit! (Sorry, I have to bring this up at every new Scorsese project)
 
I like the sound of this one and it looks like it's gonna jump the cue of Leo projects. I guess this means 2009 will see 2 Leo/Marty films in cinemas. :wow:
 
I like the sound of this one and it looks like it's gonna jump the cue of Leo projects. I guess this means 2009 will see 2 Leo/Marty films in cinemas. :wow:

That is going to be awesome, this is one of the projects I was really into but it took a back burner a little with all the other possible movie news of his. Does Scorcese have something lined up next before the fall?
 
I love me some Leo, I hope he's not spreading himself thin with all these projects.
 
That is going to be awesome, this is one of the projects I was really into but it took a back burner a little with all the other possible movie news of his. Does Scorcese have something lined up next before the fall?

I don't believe so. I know he's filming Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo.
 
I think the story, which shows Wall Street's true face and its involvement in crime must be highly intersting, because it's totally a different view at crime and all that stuff.
 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=67758

Ridley Scott Takes on The Wolf of Wall Street?

Source: Deadline
July 8, 2010


Leonardo DiCaprio may partner with Ridley Scott for an adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street, reports Deadline.

The project, based on the memoirs of Jordan Belfort, tells the rise-and-fall story of the founder of a brokerage firm in the late 80's and early 90's who ultimately went to jail for financial fraud.

The script, by Terry Winter, was initially planned for Martin Scorsese to direct (with DiCaprio), but Deadline suggests that he has given it up to Scott.
 
Eh, I would have preferred to see Scorsese do it. This seems to fit him more. This does sound awesome though.
 
What is it with Dicaprio?. Does he want an academy award sooooo bad that he's willing to be in these series dramatic roles the rest of his life?. We get it dude, you can be taken seriously, the R&J & Titanic days have worn off, you da man, now can we please get a comedy or horror or something different from you?. Your not showing much range just taking serious period piece films all the damn time. It's getting boring.




Steve
 
Um, he has alot of range? He is very picky and only finds things that interest him. Why do people get confused with something interesting to them and being pretentious or Oscar bait? Comedies and such probably don't interest him. He's the type of actor who wants to sink his teeth into things and wants to act. Like Daniel Day Lewis. None of these guys look at a script and say "Oh, I'm sure this will get me an Oscar nomination!" If they do they shouldn't be acting. He's older now and he wants to sink his teeth more into things. Inception will probably be the closest thing to a summer blockbuster he will ever do.
 
Ugggh. The story just screams Scorsese, not Scott. Can Scott even make good movies anymore?

Also, Leo pretentious? God forbid he doesn't want to be in bad movies.
 
I just disagree with someone who only picks one type of movie. It makes it boring for the viewer. I say this because I like Dicaprio as an actor, this rant isn't hate related, it's a fan based complaint. I think the guy can do more than serious period piece drama's & he doesn't show it. I can understand why he & alot of actor's do it. I mean most ppl these days look down on movies that aren't serious drama's because apparently movies aren't meant as fun entertainment anymore, apparently every movie has to carry a serious message otherwise it's considered nothing more than what moviegoers call, "Empty Popcorn Entertainment". So it makes sense that actors are taking the easy route with films like this that are "safe", in the sense that people seem to expect this sort of film making now as apposed to treating a comedy or horror movie with the same courtesy. I just wish actor's would branch out more because acting should be about finding new skills you never thought you had & simply having fun, not lowering one's self to what they think will win an award, which is what people like Lewis, Dicaprio & so forth seem to do from my personal perspective. I respect people like De Niro who mix it up. It may not always be successfull (SHOWTIME:cwink:) but that's not the point, the point is you want to try different thing's & have fun doing it. that's just me personally.




Steve
 
Yeah, De Niro mixed it up real good. How'd that work out for him? Oh yeah, he's a ****ing joke of an actor now. Inception is probably the most blockbustery mainstream movie you'll ever see Leo in. Just deal with it.
 

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