Red Granite Pictures has confirmed last month’s report that Martin Scorsese will reteam with Leonardo DiCaprio for the adaptation of Jordan Belfort‘s memoir The Wolf of Wall Street. DiCaprio will play Belfort, a hard partying, drug addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch. Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter penned the script. Filming is slated to begin in New York in August.
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Martin Scorsese is back on to reunite with Leonardo DiCaprio for a fifth time, and will collaborate on the drama The Wolf of Wall Street. A little over a year ago, we reported that the two were set to make the film and have it be Scorsese’s follow up to Hugo, but Scorsese dropped off the project in May. Now Deadline reports that Scorsese is back on board, and shooting is set to begin in August in New York. The story is based on “Jordan Belfort‘s memoir of his days as a hard partying, drug addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch.” Boardwalk Empire creator Terrence Winter wrote the script, and he’ll polish it up before the movie goes into production.
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Director Ridley Scott is looking to re-team with an actor, and it’s not Robin Hood/Body of Lies/American Gangster/A Good Year/Gladiator star Russell Crowe! Leonardo DiCaprio has long been attached to an adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s 2008 memoir The Wolf of Wall Street, which was to be directed by Martin Scorsese. When production stalled, the pair made Shutter Island instead.
Now Deadline reports that Ridley Scott is in early negotiations to step in to direct his non-Crowe Body of Lies thespian from a script by Terrence Winter (The Sopranos), which will retell Belfort’s story of stockbroker excess in the 1990s. More after the jump: