Just a couple days after the stunning announcement that Helena Bonham Carter would be in her life partner Tim Burton’s next film, now comes the news that Martin Scorsese is going to do another project with his life partner Leonardo DiCaprio. Both men have projects in the works currently, Scorsese is finishing up Hugo Cabret and DiCaprio is shooting J. Edgar, but when schedules clear up their intention is to begin work on The Wolf of Wall Street.
Sopranos veteran Terry Winter is currently adapting the script for the film from the memoirs of Jordan Belfort. It will detail Belfort’s life in the 80s taking drugs, having sex, and engaging in some illegal trading. Belfort eventually got himself landed in jail because of his delinquent ways, but now he is free and sober and had this to say about the project, “After almost four years in development, I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am to finally be working with Leo and Marty on this. They’re the ultimate dream team, and it was definitely worth the wait.”
I don’t know if I would go as far as to call Scorsese and DiCaprio “the ultimate dream team,” but I’ve enjoyed all of their collaborations to varying degrees so far. Even Shutter Island, which got a lot of mixed reviews last year, was a strong performance from DiCaprio; maybe one of the best of his career. It will be interesting to see how the duo stacks up to people’s memories of Oliver Stone and Michael Douglas collaborating for Wall Street. The comparisons are sure to roll in by the truckload.