Originally set for release on November 15th, we’ll have to wait a little longer to see Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, but this awesome new trailer should hold you over until the film comes out on December 25th. Recent reports pegged the film to be running 220 minutes (3 hours, 40 minutes) with sexual content explicit enough to push it into NC-17 rated territory. The movie came close to following the trajectory of Foxcatcher and The Monuments Men with a bump into 2014, but Scorsese has been working hard to cut the film down in time for awards season, a feat which he has managed to pull off. The film now runs 165 minutes (2 hours, 45 minutes) and will presumably be tagged with a more “family-friendly” R-rating when it arrives on Christmas Day.
Here’s the newest trailer:
Interestingly enough, Paramount Pictures has decided to campaign the film in the musical/comedy category at the Golden Globes, presumably to distance themselves from bleaker fare such as 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips. As for the Oscars, the studio has no choice but to compete with the heavyweights and time will tell if DiCaprio can finally take home a Best Actor statue.
The Martin Scorsese directed The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, and Matthew McConaughey. The screenplay was written by Terrence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) based on the book of the same name by Jordan Belfort.