Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for director Martin Scorsese‘s new film The Wolf of Wall Street, and it’s fantastic. Based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, the stranger-than-fiction pic 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. Whereas the film’s first trailer was more of a tone piece (a batshit crazy tone, but a tone nonetheless), this more traditional trailer lays out the film’s plot as we follow Belfort’s rise to power and struggle to stay on top. The highlight here is the chemistry between DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, which is brilliant. The two play off of each other extremely well, and just when I thought it wasn’t possible for me to be more excited about Scorsese’s return to dark comedy territory, this trailer has ramped up my anticipation even more.
Hit the jump to watch the new Wolf of Wall Street trailer. The film also stars Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner. The film opens on December 25th.