Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio looking to team on The Wolf of Wall Street
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I can’t say I was impressed with Leonardo DiCaprio’s last effort with director Ridley Scott. He did well in BODY OF LIES, but the movie went nowhere. Hopefully, the duo can do better with the Jordan Belfort biopic THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. Belfort, in case you didn’t know, is most famous for getting busted for various white collar crimes and his hard partying lifestyle that included a drug addiction. He was busted for securities fraud and money laundering. If you were a fan of Steve Madden shoes back in the 90’s, you may remember his scandal is what almost brought that company down. He now does the motivational speech circuit, preaching integrity and ethics.
Originally, Martin Scorsese was going to direct this, but it looks like he’s out and Ridley Scott is in. I think the story is interesting, but there have been a lot of Wall Street type movies popping up lately and I’m concerned this one is too late to the game.