Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill Talk ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’: “It’s Done With A Great Sense Of Sadistic Humor”
Speaking to the The Wall Street Journal, Jonah Hill and five-time collaborators Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio shed some light on what is being described as the most audacious movie about Wall Street ever made, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ “This movie epitomizes the corruption of the American dream, and it’s done with a great sense of sadistic humor,” says DiCaprio. “For us, it was just so incredibly outrageous in a different way than anything we had ever read or seen that it became something fresh and exciting.”
Leonardo DiCaprio spent over five years developing ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ — and, somewhat ironically, convincing Wall Street financiers to fund what he sees as a portrait of “the real epitome of American greed.” The long development period may have actually improved the film, since it allowed DiCaprio to spend more time with Belfort, who was “incredibly open about his life, especially the most embarrassing parts,” says DiCaprio. “I spent a long time with Jordan. I interviewed him incessantly and tried to pull out every detail I possibly could. We incorporated a lot of other stories that weren’t even in the book into the movie.”
Jay Baruchel Joining Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone & Rachel McAdams In Cameron Crowe’s Untitled Romantic Comedy
THR bring word that Jay Baruchel is joining the stellar cast of Cameron Crowe’s upcoming untitled romantic comedy, which already has Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin on-board. Baruchel last starred in the post-apocalyptic comedy ‘This Is The End,’ which he also co-produced. He will be seen in ‘Robocop’ remake next year and also reprises his voice part of Hiccup in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’
Cameron Crowe wrote the script and is directing the tale of a defense contractor (Bradley Cooper) who is overseeing a weapons satellite launch from Hawaii and teams up with (and falls for) an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) to scuttle the launch. Mystical island forces and a talking computer also play a part. In a supporting role, Jay Baruchel is playing Cooper’s step brother. Baruchel worked with Crowe back in 2000 when he briefly appeared in the director’s ‘Almost Famous.’
Sarah Paulson’s Chilling Mistress Epps Confronts Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Solomon Northup In New ’12 Years A Slave’ Clip
Fox Searchlight has sent over this latest clip from Steve McQueen’s (Hunger, Shame) phenomenal ‘12 Years a Slave.’ Set for October 18th in the US, the historical drama, featuring a script by McQueen and John Ridley, stars Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Alfre Woodard, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ruth Negga, Adepero Oduye, Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt, Sarah Paulson, Scoot McNairy, Dwight Henry, Chris Chalk, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Michael Kenneth Williams. ’12 Years A Slave’ opens on January 24th in the UK.
Based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup, ‘12 Years a Slave’ tells of Northrup’s tragic kidnapping in Washington DC in 1841 where, despite being born a free man, he was forced into slavery at a Louisiana cotton plantation. The official synopsis for ‘Twelve Years A Slave’ can be read below. Hans Zimmer is providing the score for the film.
Relativity Media has set loose, via Yahoo, new clip from Jimmy Hayward’s (Horton Hears a Who!) animated flick, ‘Free Birds.’ Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Eddie Sotelo, Josh Lawson, and Danny Carey, ’Free Birds’ opens on November 1st in the US and November 29th in the UK.
In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good.
During a recent chat with Collider, Hans Zimmer opened up about the possibility of him scoring Zack Snyder’s upcoming ‘Batman Vs Superman’ movie. Given that the composer scored Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and this summer’s ‘Man of Steel,’ Zimmer is faced with the decision of whether to revisit the Dark Knight or step aside and let someone else tackle the character. At this moment in time he said that he hasn’t made a final decision on whether to score ‘Batman vs. Superman’ just yet, “It’s creating a bit of a problem in my head right now. Quite honestly, I’ve gotta sit down with Zack and have a chat with him about what he’s trying to do because what I don’t want to do is go back to that well. It’s a different Batman; Christian Bale and what I did with Chris, that needs to have its autonomous life. I don’t want to go and now appropriate that and put that into the other Batman.”
That said, Hans Zimmer did say that he enjoyed working with Zack Snyder on ‘Man of Steel,’ “Of course I can see myself doing it, first of all because I love working with Zack. I think you can tell from that score we had a lot of fun, and I think it was inventive. Once I got over the whole ‘Oh my God I’m not as good as John Williams’ thing which, I’m different! And it’s different times.”
Fox Searchlight Pictures send word that director Jean-Marc Vallée began principal photography in Oregon this week on ‘Wild.’ The film stars Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line, Mud) The screenplay is adapted by Oscar nominated writer Nick Hornby (An Education, High Fidelity) from author Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times #1 best-seller ‘Wild,’ the book that re-launched Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Pacific Standard’s Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea (Warm Bodies, All Good Things) are producing with River Road Entertainment’s Oscar-nominated Bill Pohlad (The Tree of Life, 12 Years a Slave).
With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. ‘Wild’ powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.