According to an exclusive from the LA Times, they are reporting that Martin Scorsese‘s long-awaited “The Wolf of Wall Street” starring Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio will be shifting from its November 15th release to Christmas day. Paramount Pictures, the film’s distributor, has not yet confirmed this but word has been that Scorsese is trimming the film after showing a three-hour cut to executives over a month ago.
If the film does move into the Christmas Day slot, Paramount’s other blockbuster “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” starring Chris Pine will move to the first quarter of 2014, likely late January.
“Wolf” tells the story of Jordan Belfort, a Wall Street trader, that in the 1980’s and 90’s made millions after getting caught up in illegal activities involving the mob. The film is adapted from the memoir of Belfort by writer Terence Winter.
Scorsese’s film also stars Jonah Hill, who received an Academy Award nomination for his role in Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” in 2011 and Matthew McConaughey, who is generating lots of Oscar buzz following his performances in “Dallas Buyers Club” from Jean-Marc Vallee and “Mud” from Jeff Nichols. Rumors have cited Hill as a standout in the film and someone to consider for Oscar recognition once again.
What do you think the film will do on the awards circuit?