First Looks At Leonardio DiCaprio On The Set Of Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
Splash News has snapped these first images of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort on the set of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ Based on Belfort’s 1990 best-selling memoir of the same name, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ brings Scorsese and DiCaprio together for their fifth feature collaboration. Alongside DiCaprio, the films top-notch cast also includes Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Matthew McConaughey’s, Kenneth Choi and Margot Robbie.
‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is lead by Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, a man who experiences a dramatic rise on Wall Street, and gets lost in the drugs and other excess of a hard partying lifestyle that comes hand in hand with all that money. His downfall is precipitous, and he spent 22 months in jail before straightening out his life. In the film, Kyle Chandler plays Coleman, a FBI agent who builds a case against Belfort. Jonah Hill plays Belfort’s close friend and business partner who’s persuaded by Belfort to quit his job in the furniture business to jump into volatile world of stocks. Matthew McConaughey’s character, Mark Hanna, is the early boss and mentor of Belfort. Jean Dujardin portrays Jean-Jacques Handali, a suave Swiss banker involved in laundering illicit funds for the protagonists firm. Margot Robbie is playing the films female lead, Nadine, the wife of Belfort, while Jon Bernthal is playing a drug dealer and money launderer.
With a celebrated career now spanning six decades, Martin Scorsese is one of the most influential filmmakers in cinema history. A cinematic master, his works include such iconic films as ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Mean Streets,’ ‘Raging Bull,’ ‘Casino,’ ‘Gangs of New York,’ ‘The Aviator,’ ‘Shutter Island,’ and ‘The Departed.’ The acclaimed director, producer and screenwriter is one of the most decorated filmmakers of all time and continues to delight critics and audiences alike with his most recent work, ‘Hugo,’ a multiple Academy Award winning film that not only marked the director’s first foray into 3D but is also his first adventure film for all the family. Check out the official synopsis for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ book below. Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) adapted the book for the film.
By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called…
In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent.
Reputedly the prototype for the film Boiler Room, Stratton Oakmont turned microcap investing into a wickedly lucrative game as Belfort’s hyped-up, coked-out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to earn obscene profits–for the house. But an insatiable appetite for debauchery, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe designer named Steve Madden would land Belfort on both sides of the law and into a harrowing darkness all his own.
From the stormy relationship Belfort shared with his model-wife as they ran a madcap household that included two young children, a full-time staff of twenty-two, a pair of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere—even as the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them—to the unbridled hedonism of his office life, here is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down…
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