Just a couple weeks ago, it was reported that Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio might be pushed back to sometime next year when the film didn’t meet its original deadline. The initial cut reportedly ran for three hours and was rated NC-17, which is obviously a huge risk for Paramount who are banking on an awards season run. Thankfully, according to Showbiz 411, Martin Scorsese and his editor Thelma Shoonmaker are currently hard at work on cutting the film so that they can meet their new deadline of November 25th for a theatrical release one month later on Christmas Day.
This new deadline will give Paramount a solid month to market the film before its theatrical release, which is plenty enough time. This new release date may be bad news for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit starring Chris Pine and Keira Knightley. In our previous report, if The Wolf of Wall Street arrives in December, Paramount will push back Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit to January 17th, 2014. The good news, however, is that we’ll be seeing The Wolf of Wall Street in theatres by the end of the year and it will still qualify for awards contention.
The Leonardo DiCaprio-led film, based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir, chronicles the rise and fall of a hard-partying and drug-addicted New York stockbroker in the 1980s who lives the party life with the millions he makes. In 1998, Belfort was indicted for security fraud and money laundering. The film co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Kyle Chandler, Cristin Milioti, and Jean Dujardin.
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