Leonardo DiCaprio IS The Wolf of Wall Street in the Martin Scorsese movie The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount) coming out November. He plays the real-life stock broker, Jordan Belfort, who made millions of dollars and lived a life of excess fueled by fast cars, yachts, beautiful women, drugs, parties, guns, and cash.
At the height of his wealth, when he was only 26, Belfort made nearly one million dollars a week –take that, Jay “Not-So-Great” Gatsby. The video trailer below is an awesome look into the movie, and if it’s any indication of what the rest of the flick is about, it’s going to be a blockbuster of a hit.
The soundtrack for the video includes “”Black Skinhead” from Kanye West’s most recent album, “Yeezus.” The video is kind of like a high-energy combination of The Great Gatsby meets Wall Street. Matthew McConaghey has a great part in it, too, as DiCaprio’s chest-thumping boss, in a scene where he and DiCaprio are eating at a fancy restaurant.
Kanye played “Black Skinheads” on Saturday Night Live in front of a backdrop that flashed “Not For Sale.”’ Getting paid for having your music video shown to millions on television beats having to pay someone else to have your music video made.
The Wolf of Wall Street is DiCaprio’s fifth film with Scorsese. DiCaprio, 38, plays a 26-year-old who trades fake stock and bilks investors out of millions of dollars.
The movie is based on Jacob’s best-selling memoir about the brokerage firm he founded in the early 90s. Thanks to its cutthroat boiler-room tactics, the firm reportedly bilked investors out of $200 million. Belfort was nicknamed “The Wolf of Wall Street,” because of his attitude of “More is Never Enough.”
The flick depicts his comically excessive years, during which he sank his own yacht, crash-landed his own helicopter on his back lawn, and indulged in Quaaludes and cocaine. And this was after he spent 22 months in jail and was court-ordered to pay back $100 million in restitution.
Any video trailer, heck, any movie, that depicts the wild excesses that The Wolf of Wolf Street is about, a life of furious stock trading, grand parties, a chimpanzee on the trading floor, and dwarf-tossing, is one you can sign me up to see. Kanye’s music is perfect and adds to the tension and craziness of the high life shown in the video.
The script was written by “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter. In the space of barely over two minutes, we get to see a few of the many actors in Scorsese’s cast besides DiCaprio and McConaghey, like Jonah Hill, “Walking Dead’s” Jon Bernthal, and “Friday Night Lights'” Kyle Chandler. Jean Dujardin and Rob Reiner are two other stars who appear in the movie.
Written by: Douglas Cobb
The Wolf of Wall Street Official Trailer