Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese teaming up again for 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

ScorseseImage Credit: Andrew CooperIt’s official: Martin Scorsese has signed on to direct The Wolf of Wall Street with his go-to leading man of late, Leonardo DiCaprio. The project, which was initially set up at Warner Bros., has had a long and winding history in Hollywood, with directors jumping in and dropping out. Originally Ridley Scott was attached to direct. But then, in 2007, shortly after Scorsese won the Best Picture Oscar for The Departed, he and DiCaprio became attached. Scorsese eventually dropped out and went on to other projects, but apparently the material proved too tantalizing. Based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir, Wolf chronicles the author’s debauched, hard-partying rampage in the world of high finance during the go-go ’90s. Belfort’s law-breaking bender eventually landed him in federal prison. “After almost four years in development, I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am to finally be working with Leo and Marty on this,” said Belfort. “They’re the ultimate dream team, and it was definitely worth the wait.” The Wolf script was adapted by Terry Winter, who recently worked with Scorsese on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

The Wolf of Wall Street will be the fifth collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio. And while that’s still three short of the eight films the director has made with Robert De Niro, it got us thinking: Which of Leo and Marty’s five movies together is your favorite…

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  • Flip

    Dammit, I thought this was a werewolf movie.

    • chris c

      Me too.lol

  • Jane

    I want Martin Scorcese to stop working with Leonardo DiCaprio so that Robert DeNiro can stop working with Ben Stiller.

    • Hamid

      I’d like Ben Stiller to stop working.

    • tracy bluth

      I want Leonardo, Robert, and Marty to all work together.

      • NYU student

        I want that minus DiCaprio. Oops: that’s been said. Again and again and by everybody…

  • Hamid

    “They’re the ultimate dream ream”. Typo or Freudian slip?

    • Mr. Holloway

      lol We have a winner for unfortunate typo of the week.

  • Michelle

    Leo/Scorsese are like Depp/Burton: JUST BREAK UP ALREADY!

    • Mole

      I assume you have a job, and people you like working with that you feel like you do your best work with that other person. How is this any different?

  • rod

    damn doesn’t this guy know hes pushing 70. he has so many diffrent projects hes currently attaches to

  • ben

    To all the Leo haters, shut up. If you don’t like him, just shut up.

    • Frank

      I will if you will.

  • fancypants

    I wish Scorsese would work with Daniel Day-Lewis more often.

  • NYU student

    As long as Marty never casts Leo as Sinatra, this is fine.

    • dethbee

      Oops! That was mean’t for fancypants. How embarrassing…

  • don

    bad news :(

  • Syd

    As to the last sentence in the article:…ummm, they’ve only done four movies together.

    • The Prober

      It just seems like five.

  • Chris

    Leo is a straight up baller! Marty is a genius! And for anyone who wants them to stop working together you support terrorism

    • NYU student

      Then, good sir, I am a terrorist.

  • Scott

    apparently, Scorsese hasn’t gotten the memo that Decapitated isn’t a true star enough to make very many good movies and even if you could make one with him, Hollywood brass doesn’t like him enough either–if they did, he’d get an Ocsar nod when his movies do(lol)…we all know Leo’s best movie was WHATS EATING GILBERT GRAPE? and that was awhile back…lol…besides, we have enough losers and vampires already, so lets do some werewolf movies!…

  • irwan

    for me Gangs of New York could’ve been better if Leo was recast. I was also skeptical with their 2nd collaboration in The Aviator, but happily i was proven wrong. it was their BEST film together.
    what i do wanna see however is for mr. scorsese to work with BOTH his leading men, Leo and Bobby in one single film.

  • michaelsdca

    Look beyond the prejudices and at the work. The Aviator was amazing in every way. Yes, Leo’s best role to do date was in Gilbert Grape, But DeNiro’s best role was in Taxi Driver, and he still did The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull, Casino, Goodfellas, Cape Fear … all great movies and great performances. Just like Leo has done in the Aviator, Marvin’s Room (directed by DeNiro), A Boy’s Life, Blood Diamond, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island and Catch Me if You Can. If Leo sucks, why do Spielberg, Baz Luhrmann, Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Danny Boyle, Sam Mendes, Woody Allen and James Cameron all want to work with him? these are the best directors out there

    • NYU student

      One word: packaging. If you don’t know what that means, back to movie business school you go…

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