Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner, Spike Jonze, Margot Robbie, Kenneth Choi, Joanna Lumley, and Ethan Suplee
Synopsis (From IMDB): A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration.
Why It Could Succeed:
Anytime the 21st century’s greatest actor-director duo team up for a motion picture, the world pays attention. At this moment in time, there is no 2013 release that’s as close to the Oscar® podium as The Wolf of Wall Street is. Leo and Marty have a proven track record that’s borderline unstoppable. Three of their four collaborative projects have all gone on to receive an Academy Award nomination for “Best Picture,” and the only film that failed to do so was Shutter Island, whose early release date damaged its awards contention status. The irony? Shutter Island became Martin Scorsese’s highest grossing film of all-time and one of the top earners to come from the dry month of February. The lesson when it comes to Scorsese and DiCaprio: you win some…and then you win bigger.
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