‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ trailer, much like any other first look at a Leonardo DiCaprio-Martin Scorsese collaboration, is a cause for celebration. But even more-so than, say, something like ‘Shutter Island,’ we’re straight-up frothing at the mouth in anticipation after seeing the first footage of the ‘Wolf.’
In the film, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort, DiCaprio plays a high-rolling stock broker who parties like a rock star all day and all night, thanks to ill-gotten gains. Accompanied by a crew of similarly corrupt co-workers (including Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey), he turns both his office and his home into three-ring circuses replete with drugs, money and girls. Of course, the good times can’t continue forever, and DiCaprio’s badboy ways get him in trouble with the law.
‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ looks like Scorsese at the top of his game; “‘Goodfellas’ in the Financial District,” if you will. The trailer focuses predominantly on some of the Belfort character’s quirkier eccentricities (he’s got a monkey, he’s fond of dwarf-tossing!), but it also hints at the stock broker’s ultimate downfall. If it happens to bring to mind a little movie called ‘Boiler Room,’ there’s good reason: Belfort’s lavish – and illegal – lifestyle was evidently the inspiration for the 2000 Vin Diesel-Giovanni Ribisi film.
In addition to DiCaprio, Hill and McConaughey, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ stars Jon Favreau, Jean DuJardin, Kyle Chandler, Spike Jonze, Rob Reiner and Jon Bernthal (sporting a painted-on mustache?). It opens in November.