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Watch: Ace First Trailer For Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

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by Oliver Lyttelton
June 17, 2013 5:52 AM
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Leonardo DiCaprio Wolf Of Wall Street
"The Wolf of Wall Street."

We've somehow struggled, so far, to get excited for "The Wolf Of Wall Street." Maybe it's that we've started to take Martin Scorsese for granted -- his last few films, in "The Departed," "Shutter Island" and "Hugo" were all highly entertaining, but perhaps not up to the gold standard of the very best of his work. Perhaps it's that the film seemed to mine, on paper, territory already well-trodden by films like "Wall Street" and "Margin Call." Or maybe we're just dead inside.

That said, don't expect our relative apathy to be the case anymore, because the first trailer for the film arrived overnight, and boy, does it look fantastic. Scored to Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" (from his ace new record "Yeezus"), it does seem to be a white-collar ancestor to "Goodfellas" and its ilk, but with a gonzo comedy feel that we're not sure we've seen from Scorsese since "After Hours." From the brief footage we can see, there's a post="Django" looseness to Leonardo DiCaprio's starring performance that makes it seem like he's having much more fun than his angsty earlier roles for the director, and the rest of the cast, including Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jon Benrthal, Margot Robbie, Cristin Milioti and especially a clearly show-stealing Matthew McConaughey look to be good value too (there's more to come too; Jean Dujardin, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner, Spike Jonze, Jake Hoffman, Shea Whigham and Joanna Lumley are among those set to appear, though they're not in the trailer).

There's so much to love here, from Hill devouring a live goldfish, to Ethan Suplee seemingly dressed as a young Gene Hackman, to DiCaprio chucking a lobster at Coach Taylor, to live marching bands and dwarf tossing. It's more than reminiscent of another recent DiCaprio picture too; has Scorsese delivered a better version of "The Great Gatsby" than Baz Luhrmann's film of the same name? It certainly looks like a ton of fun, and we're now counting the days until the film's November 15th bow. Fingers crossed for a NYFF appearance, perhaps? 


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19 Comments

  • Lets Get Real Podcast | June 23, 2013 6:45 AMReply

    Leonardo Dicaprio as a wealthy playboy in a trailer scored by Kanye. Definitely comparisons to Gatsby.

  • JP | June 17, 2013 1:20 PMReply

    I cannot wait to see the fish eating scene, it made me laugh out loud in a waiting room.

  • oogle monster | June 17, 2013 11:56 AMReply

    This will be his year- I can feel it. OSCAR FOR LEO! But really... this looks fantastic. I'm buying my tickets now.

  • Chaws | June 17, 2013 11:22 AMReply

    This looks worth seeing in the theater just to witness Jon Bernthal's mustache at 0:42 on a big screen.

  • Ar | June 18, 2013 9:03 AM

    That and McConaughey's hissing "s" !

  • Adam Scott Thompson | June 17, 2013 10:50 AMReply

    I'm sorry. Did I see Leo pop-lockin' in a tuxedo? Reservation for one, please.

  • Michael | June 17, 2013 9:49 AMReply

    Don't be a snob! "The Departed" "Shutter Island" and "Hugo" are all incredible movies. I remember throwing up in my mouth a little when I read an article on here that claimed "Bringing Out the Dead" was Scorsese's last truly great movie.

  • Mr Anonymous | June 17, 2013 9:12 AMReply

    This trailer is fantastic. It's not meant to be a comedy, right? Cos the film looks fucking hilarious! :D Another great role for McConaughey too.

    Margot Robbie has Leo's girlfriend, wow. She's certainly come a long way from her stint on Australian soap Neighbours! Yes, i used to watch it and she was great in that!

  • mister rant | June 17, 2013 8:25 AMReply

    why is now in every damn movie hip hop music (great gatsby, django unchained, this one)

  • Alondra | June 17, 2013 5:10 PM

    They say Leo refuses to sign a contract unless there's hip hop music involved in the plot now. No joke. Well, kind of.

  • Christopher Bell | June 17, 2013 12:39 PM

    If I could "like" Washington's comment (which would be the first time, I assure you), I would.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | June 17, 2013 10:49 AM

    Hip-hop represents the American Dream... with a vengeance.

  • Justin | June 17, 2013 10:32 AM

    Because hip hop is pop music.

  • cattt | June 17, 2013 9:55 AM

    Kanye's song works really well here, though. Right tone for this coked-up fast paced trailer.

  • Washington | June 17, 2013 8:28 AM

    Wow, that IS every movie

  • Puly1333 | June 17, 2013 8:23 AMReply

    Leonardo DiCaprio doing comedy? Brad Pitt doing zombies? Is this the sign of apocalypse?

  • caro | June 17, 2013 9:44 AM

    LOL

  • Seth | June 17, 2013 8:22 AMReply

    The Departed & Shutter Island both stand among Scorsese's best.

  • WW | June 17, 2013 7:10 AMReply

    Nice to see Leo having some fun again! Can't wait.

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