No Dwarf-Tossing For Leo In Scorsese's THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Trailer

James Marsh, Asian Editor
The first trailer for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street has arrived, and it gives a startling glimpse at this tale of reckless decadence in the stock market's healthier days, courtesy of Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Leo DiCaprio stars as the New York stockbroker who became embroiled in a huge securities fraud case that looked to pull in some of the biggest names on Wall Street. If you're thinking this sounds like Goodfellas Goes Banking, then you're clearly on the same page as Scorsese, as this first trailer goes to great lengths to show just how much fun the good times were before the bubble burst and the FBI came a-knocking.

DiCaprio continues to produce his best work under Scorsese's direction, while the veteran helmsman is certainly kept on his toes by this vivacious, youthful cast that includes Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Shea Whigham, Spike Jonze, Jon Favreau and what looks to be another barnstorming performance from Matthew McConaughey. Could this be the film to finally bag the man an Oscar nomination? Or to win DiCaprio one for that matter?

Right now that's all besides the point, because The Wolf of Wall Street looks wacky and wonderful. Scorsese is looking as fresh, innovative and energetic as ever behind the camera, and judging from the superb use of Kanye West in this trailer, this could be the hippest flick to emerge from the financial crisis to-date. Check it out below:
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Could this be the film to finally bag the man an Oscar nomination? Or to win DiCaprio one for that matter?"

    Maybe, I don´t think so.......it´s an odd looking trailer, they should recut it.

    But it does look entertaining, Scorsese has an wicked, dark sense of humor, thanks for the trailer Mr Marsh.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    I'm slightly shocked about the lack of 3D in this film considering that he loved the format and that even Wim Wenders is using it for his next drama. Otherwise it looks amazing and Matthew McCounaghey is begging for his first Oscar nomination.

  • slimo

    The great gatsby in a modern setting?

  • arturo

    Anything Scorsese does i'm in, even his lesser films are still pretty good..I like the trailer..

  • zey

    Hmm. Lifelong hardcore Scorsese fan, but I'm not feeling the trailer. Maybe it's the ill-chosen Kanye song or all the fratboy shenanigans, but I'm hoping for a different vibe once the film hits the screen. No longer extremely excited for it, now cautiously optimistic.

  • TheGhostOfGriffinMill

    Really? See, I'm the other way around - aside from HUGO, I haven't really been excited by Scorsese for a long time now (and part of HUGO was that my then-5 year old son loved the book and freaked over the movie -- we watch it at least every few months, and he's become near-obsessed with silent films: Lloyd, Meilles, Keaton, Chaplin, Lang. I may have ruined him by creating a mini-me. Anyway...).

    Point being - I saw this trailer in front of a movie the other day (WWZ, maybe?) and was really impressed. I think it has an energy level I haven't seen in his films in a long, long while and I'm really looking forward to it.

    We'll have to share impressions on the board after release!

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