Just a little over a year ago it was announced that director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio planned on teaming up for a fifth time in order to make a movie called The Wolf of Wall Street. These guys always keep themselves busy though, and the script for the film was still being adapted from the memoirs of former day trader Jordan Belfort, so it wasn’t really clear when it would go in front of the camera, if ever.
Since then, the news has changed. According to Deadline Ruhr the duo haveveach committed to making this one their next project, and filming is scheduled to start this August. The Wolf of Wall Street tells the story of Belfort’s career back during the decade of excess: the 80s. It’s a story full of drugs, women, illegal acts, and massive profits. The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire executive producer Terence Winter adapted the script, which is now finished, but is expected to undergo another polish before Scorsese and company start shooting.
The last couple months of cold weather have kind of slowed the momentum of the Occupy protests, but they’re likely to get back to full force soon enough, and then grow in momentum and media coverage as we get closer and closer to the next presidential election. So I don’t think it comes as any coincidence that Scorsese and DiCaprio have made this tale of Wall Street corruption a priority. As long as this miserable economic climate doesn’t clear up any time soon, they could really have a hit on their hands. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you guys!