There are few directors today who command the sort of respect received by the legendary Martin Scorsese. He’s one of a select few whose films I will line up to see without knowing a single thing about them, because more often than not, he delivers an unforgettable experience that demands to be seen.
With this in mind, I had already been anticipating his next film, The Wolf of Wall Street, despite knowing very little about the premise, but now we have the first trailer to give us a glimpse as to what kind of movie it’s going to be.
In case you were wondering, the film tells the story of “A New York stockbroker [who] refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration.”
My first reaction to the trailer was that it was completely different in tone than I thought it was going to be. From the synopsis, I imagined a serious Wall Street-esque kind of film, but it actually seems much lighter than that.
Even if Scorsese’s name wasn’t on this film, the cast list would probably be more than enough to pull me in. This marks the fifth collaboration between the director and Leonardo DiCaprio, who seems to just keep getting better and better with age. The film also stars recent Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill, as well as Matthew McConaughey, who strangely seems to have figured out how to act just recently given his performances in the well-received films Killer Joe, Magic Mike, and Mud.
As with most of Scorsese’s films, it’s already thought that this one will be a major player come awards season, and that’s without anyone even having seen it yet. We’ve still got a few months to go before its release, but you can be sure this is topping multiple must-see lists. Hopefully it will be worth the wait.
The Wolf of Wall Street hits theaters on November 15, 2013.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments!
(Source: The Film Stage)