After every new Martin Scorsese movie the internet likes to play a game called ‘What will Martin make next?’. Scorsese even seems to like to join in with this, as one moment he favours one project, and the next a different one seems to be the one he’ll move forward with, but as he likes to keep numerous projects in development, often for years, it’s tough to know which one he’ll actually shoot until he makes an official announcement.
However it appears we may now know which film Scorsese will go for, as Variety reports he’s in official talks to direct The Wolf Of Wall Street, with an August shoot date already pencilled in. Leonardo DiCaprio has long been attached to the project, and has been working on getting Scorsese to direct (the project will be their fifth collaboration), with Martin coming and going from the project, and nearly making it several times before moving on to something else.
Now it seems Scorsese is keen to finally make the film, which is an adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoir about 1990s stockbroker decadence. The Wolf Of Wall Street is said to be funny, dramatic and fast paced, and makes a sympathetic character out of a stockbroker who supervises a cadre of brokers who squeezed clients to buy stocks that paid off – for the brokers at least – who used the funds to live extravagantly until they were brought down by the feds.
It was believed Silence might be next for Scorsese, but it seems Wolf Of Wall Street has now taken precedent.