Based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, who was jailed for 22 months because of securities fraud and money laundering, The Wolf of Wall Street is the fifth collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese and may be their best one yet if the film is as great as the trailer.
Set to Kanye's powerful "Black Skinhead," it suggests a cinematic wild ride that explores the lives of Belfort and his associates as they exploit the financial system to their great, albeit brief, benefit.
The rise and fall of Belfort is similar to that of mobster Henry Hill from Scorsese's classic Goodfellas, and DiCaprio sounds like Ray Liotta at the beginning of the trailer. Also worth noting is Matthew McConaughey as a wonderful kooky mentor to Belfort.
The Wolf of Wall Street will be released on November 15, 2013, and this has set my expectations sky high.
What do you think?