Leonardo DiCaprio will not partner with Martin Scorsese for The Wolf o Wall Street but project moves forward
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
One of the projects we’ve heard about off and on over the last year is the Leonardo DiCaprio film THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. Which follows “a drug-, alcohol-, and sex-addicted brokerage firm operator’s rise and fall — from multi-millionaire twenty-something in the go-go eighties to federal-convict thirty-something banned from the securities business for life in 1994.” Originally the film had Martin Scorsese set to direct, then he dropped out and Ridley Scott was going to helm the drama, but then somewhere along the way Mr. Scorsese was back on board as director. And now? Now Mr. Scorsese is officially no longer attached to direct as he is working on personal projects so the film has no director, but a studio has just required rights to the film (Red Granite Pictures if anyone is interested). It looks like DiCaprio’s company (Appian Way) will produce the film and there’s a good chance DiCaprio and the studio will be looking for financiers at Cannes over the next week and a half. Whatever happens, it looks like this thing will be moving forward in the next year or so.