The trailer for Martin Scorsese’s new movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, was released earlier today. Leonardo DiCapiro stars as a New York stockbroker with seemingly all the money and hot women in the world at his disposable. It’s almost reminiscent of DiCapiro’s other film, The Great Gatsby, with the scenes of lavish parties and excess spending.
Another face you might recognize is Academy Award-nominated actor Jonah Hill. That’s right, that “Academy Award-nominated actor” title is going to follow him around for the rest of his acting career. (And I just saw him being possessed by the devil and wearing an ear stud in This Is The End.)
We also have Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Pressly look-a-like Margot Robbie (seriously, are they clones?), and Emmy winner Kyle Chandler playing an FBI agent.
Given the state of the economy right now, I’m curious – are people going to want to watch this movie? Obviously, it’s about more than just the lives of rich men who have so much money and so little regard for others that they can just throw $100 bills in the trash can. The presence of the FBI is definitely going to complicate matters.
The decision to use Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” is a peculiar one, and this isn’t the first time a hip-hop track overlaid the trailers for one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies. Once again, see: The Great Gatsby. But I have to say, I enjoy that particular Yeezus track and I think the aggressive tone of the song fits with the tone of the trailer.
While The Wolf of Wall Street is very much a drama, it appears there’s going to be plenty of comedic moments. And Scorsese does humor well (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, The Departed), pairing it nicely with the darker, more serious themes of his movies.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to a dancing Leonardo DiCaprio, doesn’t it?