Movies about people in the financial world don’t usually sound that much fun, and to be honest on paper that’s true of The Wolf Of Wall Street, but as this trailer shows, it could be incredibly entertaining in its insanity.
The based-on-a-true-story movie is about Jordan Belfort’s meteoric rise, where he made making millions selling phony stocks before he was arrested and sentenced to 22 months in prison for securities fraud. Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reiner, and Jon Favreau also star.
Martin Scorsese directs from a screenplay by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter. Although it wasn’t certain whether the film would be ready for a prime Oscar-bait release at the end of the year, it now appears it will indeed by going for an awards push. [Read more…]