Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for director Martin Scorsese’s upcoming drama The Wolf of Wall Street. Based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio 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. Sounds pretty dramatic and sobering, no? Well, our first introduction to Scorsese’s picture highlights the fun and leaves out the feds (for the most part). It’s refreshing to see DiCaprio having a good time and everyone seems to be in on the party in this picture. Early indications paint The Wolf of Wall Street more in the vein of Pain and Gain than Oliver Stone’s 1987 film Wall Street, which comes as an unexpected but welcome surprise.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner. The Wolf of Wall Street opens on November 15th.
Check out the first trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street below: